San Antonio Crime Update
Crime in San Antonio will continue to be a topic of discussion as the city grows and attracts new residents. At True Protection we value the safety and security of San Antonio and all of its residents. The following San Antonio crime information is provided to help inform and educate individuals to better protect their homes, businesses, and families.
For the year of 2016, San Antonio is on track for a 10.89% increase in total crime across the city from last year. From February to March of 2016, crime is actually down by 1.83%. Crime historically increases during the warmer months in San Antonio.
Emergency Call Summary
Bexar county sheriff calls in March of 2016 are up 19.87% from March of 2015. Bexar county sheriff calls are up 11.2% from February of 2016 to March of 2016.
Zip Code Spotlight: 78258
The following image shows different crimes committed between March 1, 2016 and May 2, 2016. The type of crime is identified with the key on the left side of the image.
Recommended tips for a more secure home
More and more reports are coming in about vehicle crime and theft from vehicles in the north San Antonio neighborhoods. Keeping vehicles locked and any valuables out of site was the number one thing you can do to minimize theft in the past. Lately, criminals have become more clever and now use devices that can detect electronics giving off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals. Once these signals are detected, the individual knows there are electronics inside the car and will break in even if valuable electronics are out of site.
After locking the vehicle and keeping valuables out of site, the next step to prevent theft is to install proper lighting around the driveway. Motion activated lighting can be installed with minimal effort with new battery powered lighting options. Keeping darker areas well lit can deter future criminals.
Locked doors and well-lit driveways do not always stop the most persistent criminals. Installing security cameras is the best option for not only deterring the criminal but also collecting video evidence. The first question usually asked by authorities after a reported crime is if there is any video evidence – without video evidence it becomes increasingly difficult to catch a criminal.
Protect your home with True Protection
At True Protection we install high definition Closed Circuit Television camera systems that can be viewed live or from recorded clips directly from your smart phone. These camera systems are great for keeping an eye on every angle of your property. Our camera systems can range from 1 camera to 16 cameras and include high quality night vision and motion activated recording options. With motion-activated recording you will not have to sift through hours of footage to find out if anyone had been on your property or what time a crime was committed. Here’s an example of how the live feed looks through the smart phone app: