Greensboro, N.C. -- The summertime is a prime time for criminals to target your home. According to Greensboro Police, in order for a crime to occur, three elements are typically present:
Motive: A person must have a need or desire to commit a crime.
Means: A person must have a way or method to commit a crime.
Opportunity: A set of circumstances must be present for a crime to occur.
During the summer months, many people leave windows open, go on vacation or simply let their guard down. Greensboro Police tell WFMY News 2 the following three problems can make your home a target:
* Poor lighting
* Bad, weak locks
* Lack of a neighborhood watch
The National Crime Prevention Council offers tips and safety guidelines to help protect your home. You read more about those ideas by clicking here.
Tonight at 5 and 6 p.m. on WFMY News 2, with the help of Greensboro Police, we will show you the best ways to protect your home and your property.
Download and complete this form to ensure you have an accurate account of the valuables in your home: Home Contents Inventory List