Tag: Crime

How to Avoid Pet Scams

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, more and more people have sought to add to their sense of comfort and companionship at home by adopting a pet. For a period of time, unfortunately, many animal rescues and in-person adoption centers had to temporarily halt adoptions for safety reasons. In the face of that, people turned Read More…

4 Projects to Make Your Home Safer

With so many people stuck at home these days, more and more have turned to home improvement projects to make home a better place to be, as well as to simply keep busy. People are painting and updating their bathrooms. They’re working on their lawns and changing out light fixtures. And so on and so Read More…

COVID-19 Scams You Should Be Aware Of

Scammers are never ones to just let an opportunity to profit go by. COVID-19 (or, more specifically, the fear it has engendered in so many) has proven to be an especially good opportunity. Over the past few months, we’ve touched on charity scams and stimulus check scams designed to trick people out of their economic Read More…

Home Security Systems: DIY vs. Professional

Options for a good home security system used to be much simpler: you needed a deadbolt, a heavy door, and a solid baseball bat. However, as technology has advanced, it’s provided many more (and safer) options for protecting homes. A number of companies now provide home security monitoring. And still more provide technology that you Read More…

Human Trafficking: What It Is and How to Identify It

While high-profile cases like Jeffrey Epstein may focus a brighter spotlight on the issue for a time, human trafficking is sadly an issue that has gone on for millennia. It is the ultimate expression of greed and exploitation. And it happens here in the U.S. way more than you may think. It can be difficult Read More…

America’s Changing Crime Rates

Whether you’re moving to a new city or you’re just trying to understand how safe you are in your current city, it’s important to learn more about different crime statistics to get an idea of safety. However, these statistics can be difficult both to understand and to interpret. What should you know about safety in Read More…

Is It Safe Living Near a Dispensary?

When you see a local vacant storefront with a sign that says, “Licensed Neighborhood Dispensary Opening Soon,” all sort of thoughts could race through your mind. Will it attract a bad crowd? Will my family be safe? Are my property values going to drop? Many people have the same worries. Let’s run through some of Read More…

How to Establish a Neighborhood Watch

A neighborhood watch can be a great way to make your neighborhood a little safer. If a person or property is being harmed, just the couple of minutes that an on-the-spot observer can save could mean the difference between help arriving in time or being way too late. Another helpful aspect of a neighborhood watch Read More…

What are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

You’ve likely heard the terms “misdemeanor” and “felony” before. However, do you know the actual differences between the two?

Antiquated Laws Still on the Books

Plenty of laws make it on the books for one reason or another, then stay there for decades. How many of these odd laws have you heard of before?