Burglars Do More Than Steal
Burglars can commit rapes, robberies, and assaults if they are surprised by someone coming home or pick a home that is occupied.
- At night, if you think you hear someone breaking in, leave safely if you can, then call police. If you can't leave, lock yourself in a room with a phone and call police. If an intruder is in your room, pretend you are asleep.
- Guns are responsible for many accidental deaths in the home every year. Think carefully before buying a gun. If you do own one, learn how to store it and use it safely.
- If something looks questionable - a slit screen, a broken window, or an open door - don't go in. Call the police from a neighbor's house or a public phone.