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View Poll Results: Is there front door locked when you are home during the day?
Yes it is always locked 54 60.00%
My door is unlocked during the day 29 32.22%
None of your business- are you a burglar? 7 7.78%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2008, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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In today's world of 24 hour news and terrible stories about crime I am shocked by the number of people who have their doors unlocked. I see many people with their doors open and screen doors unlocked also. I walked my entire neighborhood and knocked on doors for our neighborhood association and most people when they came to the door you could tell their door was unlocked. This is in Phoenix Arizona with all the illegal alien crime!
It's hard enough for US to open the door when it's unlocked. It's a "trailer" lock made by Bargman, or something like that. You have to push in, turn, and pull at the same time. So, if someone was messing about with the door, my girlfriend would wake me up, and I'd settle someone's hash.

But we haven't had that problem. When we leave, we padlock it shut.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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not usually. however, i'll never leave my car unlocked, even though i don't have any valuables in it. i know it makes no sense, i didn't realize it until i typed it out.

going to lock my door now, lol
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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They're always unlocked.
I need to start a healthy habit of locking them. I don't live in a perfect place.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:26 PM
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Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Never been much of a 'door-locker' throughout my life. If my car is full, I'll lock the car when I'm out. I've never locked my door when I'm home-ever.
I live and travel in an RV, and lost my door keys over a year ago.
I often leave door open, screen door closed when I leave, so my cats can come & go.
I leave my keys in the car at home.

Crazy, I know.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I always keep everything locked up unless I'm outside doing things. These days you can't be too carefull even if you live in a statistically low crime area. Best policy is to trust no one until proven otherwise.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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I'm another that doesn't lock doors. I always think if someone really wants to get in they will. Plus we are coming and going all day and it is easier. We talk about getting one of those combo locks and then we wouldn't worry if everyone has their keys!
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I guess I'm paranoid. I don't even like to leave my truck out of the garage. I have been known to lock it even in the garage. I guess its from habit more then anything else.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:31 AM
 
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lol.Leave your door unlocked in Milwaukee and dont be surprised to come home with all of your valuables missing.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:19 PM
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Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Default knock on wood.

I lived in Tucson, in a small apt complex, where my apt was in front, by the street, and the parking lot with about 7-8 cars.
2 different times, someone had their car broken into, and stolen. Both times, my car was unlocked with the windows rolled down, and it was untouched!
Apparently, I don't own anything worth stealing!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Ogle County, Illinois
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Here, where I live... in rural Illinois... there is almost nothing to worry about.

--That is what many think.

A news story on channel 13 was done less than one month ago talk about the vulnerability of our homes, especially here in northern Illinois. The town I live in has a microscopic crime rate, but that does not ensure that nothing will happen.

Rural areas, in my opinion are more vulnerable. Rural folks don't think to lock their doors, and some are sorry. My doors are always locked.

There was also a story on the news in Dec. about how large, wealthy homes just to the east of here, in a little town called Stillman Valley were getting robbed. I believe there were 8-9 robberies during the week.

My cousin who lives just south of here in Ashton, Illinois was robbed. Ashton has a population of 1,000 and is in the middle of nowhere.
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