10 ‘Secret Spots’ Burglars Check First When Entering Michigan Homes
We all want our valuables to be safe, which is why I would venture to guess that if you're reading this, you've probably hidden something valuable within your home.
We take time to find and prepare the perfect spot we think will remain hidden and undiscovered in the case of a possible burglar breaking into your home. However, some of those hiding spots might be more common than you think.
Crime Stats for Michigan
Michigan Incident Crime Reporting defines burglary as
Burglary-Forced Entry (the unlawful forcible entry of a building or other structure, with the intent to commit a theft or felony) and Burglary-Entry Without Force (the unlawful entry, without force, with the intent to commit a theft or felony).
And in 2022, MICR states there were 21,866 reports of burglary within the Mitten State, which is a 3.1% increase from the year before.
Where Not to Hide Valuables in Your Home
The first thing you can do to guard yourself against being burgled is to make sure your home is secure. Yes, some will evil doers may force entry into your homes, but this might be enough to deter others.
Next up is valuables; where should you be hiding them in your home?
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If you thought you found the perfect hiding spot, you may want to double-check this list and make sure it's not one of the first stops a burglar is making in your home. These are the 10 places a burglar is looking first.
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