One-Third of Brooklyn Heights Burglaries Due to Unlocked Doors

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In 2012, almost a third of the burglaries in the police precinct covering Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn were due to doors that had been left open or unlocked, the Post reports. The neighborhoods reported on average fewer than three crimes a day last year, making it one of the safest communities in the city; residents took note and stopped locking their doors, whether or not they were home. And criminals took note of that: “burglars haven’t needed to break a window or climb up a fire escape to pull off their heists—instead, they have just been waltzing into their victim’s apartments.” Police suggested residents close their doors even when they’re home. YEAH MAYBE IF YOU WANT TO FEEL LIKE A PRISONER IN YOUR OWN HOME AM I RITE

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