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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 11-11-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Whoa!! which part of town do you live in??
the west side near Paseo Del Norte
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Where I'm from, its mandatory to lock your doors during the day and night. If you live in a large metro area, its a good idea to lock your doors, even if its a nice neighborhood. People that have their doors unlocked, usually live in a small town/rural area where everybody know each other.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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the west side near Paseo Del Norte
Oh..ok, i live in Ventana West (near ventana ranch) and its nice here, well.. i hope it stays that way.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I never lock my door, day or night when I am home. I don't lock when I'm out unless I expect to be out all day or overnight. If I thought I had to lock my door, I'd move. My car is also unlocked, and the key is in the cup holder. I don't own a gun, so I gues nobody has a reason to break in. Nothing in here they would want. It's easier for thieves to buy a TV like mine for $10 at a garage sale. I never lock my car, because I don't want people breaking the windows to find out there is nothing inside.

When I was traveling abroad, I would sometimes gofor months without a key in my pocket. Not owning a key gives one a wonderful sense of security.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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I live in a highrise building and even with a 24-hour doorman I lock my door at all times. I feel very safe in my neighborhood but bad things happen, even in nice neighborhoods.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: southern california
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is this the data harvest for the burglar corner?
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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is this the data harvest for the burglar corner?
Yeah, right. Is 391-1948 your phone number?
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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"Yes, it is always locked."

-- I always lock my door when I leave, I don't see any real reason why you wouldn't just turn a key to protect virtually everything in your posession. Even if I lived in an extremely remote/rural area, I would still do this. In fact, that should give someone all the more reason to do it.
What he/she said.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I'm sorry, but if you leave your doors unlocked and when someone breaks in your house and takes all your valuables, you can't blame anyone but yourself. Crime rates could be lower if people would just quit pretending they were living in fairy tale land and lock their damn doors.

It makes no sense to leave your doors unlocked, especially your car doors.

Criminals love to hit up the "nice safe neighborhoods"; Don't think your safe just because no one has been robbed or murdered in your area for years.
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