And while what you will read below might be useful and feel good tips for preventing crime from ever coming to your home or car, I have often thought there might be another motive at work as well. That being, should you ever become the victim of criminal activity, the fault could be yours. You must have not taken advice and done your due diligence.
The question that never gets asked being, "What can the Sierra Madre Police Department do to prevent any such increases in crime?" Which I think could be the point. The SMPD doesn't have much of a handle on the situation, and would prefer that any blame be focused on the residents rather than this city's green and inexperienced police force. Expectations and perceptions must be properly managed.
"The burglaries all took place because the vehicles were not locked." Seriously? Is this actually true?
This is from the Sierra Madre Weekly website (link):