ONE STEP ABOVE THE REST

Residential Security


  • Use quality locks on all entrances, including service doors and gates.
  • Don't leave keys "hidden" outside of your home.
  • Keep doors locked even when you or family are at home.
  • Install locks on your fuse boxes or power panel and other external power sources.
  • If you have bars on your windows, review fire safety and escape routes with your family.
  • If you have security alarms, check and use them.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, in addition to one in the kitchen.
  • Regularly check smoke detectors and the replace batteries.
  • Vary daily routines and avoid predictable behavior patterns.
  • Know where your family members are at all times.

The largest obstacle to personal safety is you.  Many people think "It can't happen to me"

or

"what's going to happen, is going to happen".

An attack against you or your family, a fire in your home or office, a potential fatal auto incident, or some other disaster can take place at any time. But you have the power to be IN CHARGE of what happens to you and your family by taking active responsibility for your own security.

Security Tips

 

Law Enforcement Statistics


(Roswell, New Mexico)

Violent Crimes

Rate Per 100K People

2001
911
2002
1,087
2003
1,071
2004
1,049
2005
959
2006
751
2007
847
2008835
Offense
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Murder, Man-Slaughter
2
9
7
8
10
3
6
7
Forcible Rape
39
36
41
43
30
21
20
31
Robbery
36
35
48
43
24
45
49
42
Aggravated Assault
338
422
381
377
374
275
311
301



Property Crimes

Rate Per 100K People

20015860
2002
6,779
2003
7,408
2004
6,919
2005
6,990
2006
4,944
2007
5,485
2008
6,232
OFFENSE

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
BURGLARY
609
704
724
701
745
508
651
779
LARCENY, THEFT
1,974
2,290
2,444
2,260
2,317
1651
1715
1931
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
86
137
130
146
130
106
134
133
ARSON14
18
24
17
24
17
21
19



Data sources:  [Data Sources] 



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reserved.

Information derived from the National Crime Reporting Statistics (NCRS) 

is for informational purposes. No representation

as to intended use, completeness, or accuracy is implied or intended. 

Security for Children


  • Teach your children to never answer the door to strangers.
  • Children should know local emergency phone numbers or how to dial 911.
  • Children, even young ones, should know their name, address, and phone number.
  • Caution teenagers about "blind dates" or meeting someone they do not know or someone the met on the internet.
  • Let children know they should not give out personal information, such as home address, absence of adults, etc. over the phone or on the internet.
  • Teach children to say no to strangers or even people they know if they are uncomfortable with the situation.
  • Teach children how to get out of the house and where to go in case of emergency.
  • Tell your children to never walk alone, always walk with a friend.