Tips for Crime Prevention on Business and Commercial Properties

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Common Crimes Associated with Business and Commercial Properties

Breaking and Entering

Often occurs multiple times in a similar time period in multiple locations
Offenders are often apprehended after multiple break-ins
Offenders are often locals who frequent the immediate area
Physical building security, lighting and quality cameras help deter/solve these crimes


Vandalism and Graffiti

Can be graffiti or damage to property
Can be costly to the business owner
Dirty, damaged and unkempt properties can attract more crime
Take pictures and file police reports for graffiti; this can help in solving future and past crimes


Theft and…

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