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Metro Police Department Warns Of Burglaries

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by Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As we head into the warm summer months, officials said statistics show homeowners and businesses could see the number of burglaries go up.

It's why Metro City Leaders said they are trying to stay ahead of the crime.

Metro Police and Metro Councilman Walter Hunt hosted a meeting at Fontanel Thursday night for those who live in the Madison and North Nashville areas.

Hunt said in the month of June there have already been three home burglaries in the community. Officials said there is often a 10 percent spike in home burglaries during the summer months, which is why they want residents to be prepared.

"So what we want to do is rather than sit and let it happen, we want to be proactive and bring everyone together and let them know that only four percent of this community commits 100 percent of the crime," said Councilman Hunt.

Metro Police have offered the following tips to keep your home safe:

 

  • Get an alarm system that will alert neighbors and alert police.
  • Document your belongings by keeping a record of serial numbers and put identifying marks on valuables.
  • Use stronger locks like dead bolts, that aren't just attached to the door facing but studs in a wall.
  • Keep shrubs well maintained, so thieves can't use them to hide.

 

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