You can never be too careful these days. It seems like crime keeps going up, no matter what honest citizens do to try and prevent it. Local police departments do their best to protect people, but there are certain categories of crime that they have very little success in solving and prosecuting. Theft crimes are among the most common, yet least resolved forms of crime in the United States today. The reason why police officers rarely catch the offender(s) or recover the stolen items is that most of the time, there is little physical evidence to go by. Also, a lot of theft crime takes place during the day time when victims are at work or away from their vehicles. While some crimes do occur at night and/or in the victim's presence, more often than not, there are no eye witnesses to these kinds of offenses. Additionally, local law enforcement officers are overburdened trying to combat violent crime, and cannot divert attention to comparatively milder property crimes as a result. This information should be heeded as a warning to take safety matters into your own hands. There are things you can do right now to ensure that you and your family don't become another property crime statistic.