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Old 06-01-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Sequim, WA
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I've been using https://www.crimereports.com/ to keep track. To me, it looks like quite a bit of property crime crammed into a relatively small area.

In the last seven days (as of 2012-06-01), it shows a combined total of 182 incidents of breaking & entering, theft, vehicle theft, and residential property crime. Data provided by the police dept and sheriff's office.

This could be a function of how incidents are reported, but it still looks like quite a lot to me.

Also, Santa Fe County : Sheriff : Sheriff's Hotsheets can be used to keep a running tab.
I think that's a good web site to use.

I also think Gearhound is right about dogs. I don't live in Santa Fe...but am still considering moving there. Here in our Albuquerque neighborhood, every time a new neighbor moves in...they seem to bring two dogs with them. As much as I don't like the increase in noise, I really do think it helps convince criminals to go elsewhere. The dogs next door go berserk whenever a stranger wonders by.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I've been using https://www.crimereports.com/ to keep track. To me, it looks like quite a bit of property crime crammed into a relatively small area.

In the last seven days (as of 2012-06-01), it shows a combined total of 182 incidents of breaking & entering, theft, vehicle theft, and residential property crime. Data provided by the police dept and sheriff's office.

This could be a function of how incidents are reported, but it still looks like quite a lot to me.

Also, Santa Fe County : Sheriff : Sheriff's Hotsheets can be used to keep a running tab.
180 incidents a week does seem like a lot for a city under 70K. We'll make sure to lock our truck doors when we come down LOL.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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We were broken into on the 24th. We have an ADT sign and two dogs. Most of our neighbors were robbed last summer and we thought we were exempt because of the dogs but....
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Awfully sorry to hear about that!

The last guy who tried to break into my little sister's house, was almost neutered by her two German Shepards.
They had to take the poor bastard to the ER.....damm shame, ain't it?

Steve
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Northville, Nebraska
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It's summer now, and there will be more break ins. Warm weather and kids out of school and wandering the neighborhoods looking for opportunities.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
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What do people in Santa Fe do to curb break-ins?
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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What do people in Santa Fe do to curb break-ins?
"Community watch groups team up with police to fight crime" is just one of many items which works well in some areas: Community watch groups team up with police to fight crime - The Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe police for decades have tried to help organize neighborhood watch programs...

Possibly an alarm system...

I installed a few inexpensive outdoor movement security lights.

Lock all doors and windows when not home and even some of them while home...

Report suspicious persons or activities to police... I have done that a few times. Door to door salesmen with no city license (Don't know if Santa Fe requires them)

Check with your local police about some of the meetings you can attend.



Rich
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Ditto to all the suggestions Poncho said.

I'll add: Dogs that bark when any stranger is on the property.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Break ins were a problem in my neighborhood about a year ago and since then I've noticed quite a few gates going up. I think Santa Fe has the double whammy of a downtown where breakins are possible (like every downtown - buildings clustered close together, alleys, etc.), AND lots of neighborhoods where houses are secluded on a few acres so the thieves can drive down the driveway and take their time without worrying about a nosy neighbor.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: MN
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I don't mean to be rude, but after reading annasoeiro's post I wondered if she actually HAS an alarm system, and if it was on. Sometimes people just have a home alarm sign when they actually no longer have the service. And, I am embarrassed to admit it, but we only set the alarm when we leave for most of the day, not just an hour or two to do errands. That sounds so dumb to me now, (we are new to Santa Fe) that I will change that laziness immediately!
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