Crimes of OpportunityNovember 8th, 2006 by josh farley
Have you ever been the victim of a burglary? A car theft? Has someone ever stolen your mail? Maybe even your car?
If so, have you wished you’d provided yourself just one more layer of protection — one more lock on the door, a car alarm, for instance — that might have thwarted off the culprits?
Undoubtedly, if you’ve been victimized, you have. And I’d like to hear your story.
I’m currently working on a piece about “crimes of opportunity” — basically, anytime a thief doesn’t have to try hard to get at your stuff.
Opportunity theft happens everywhere, but statistically, it’s been increasing over the last few years in the North Kitsap area and Bainbridge Island — places where in some cases residents need only lock a door and the thief might have moved on.
Got a story to tell?