For many people, summer is the best time of the year—the sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and there are fun things to do every weekend. And if you live in the Wilmington, Cape Fear, or Outer Banks region, it’s even better, because the beach is right down the road!
Unfortunately, there is one major drawback to summer: the crime rate is much higher. In today’s blog we’ll discuss why that is, and what you can do to protect yourself and your property during the season.
First things first: Is the crime rate really higher in the summer, or is that just a vague feeling we have? Nope—data consistently shows that crime really does rise during this season. A study released by the US Dept. of Justice, for example, showed that:
Another study found that some cities see as much as a 35% increase in major crime types. Therefore, it’s not just in your head—you really need to be more alert for crime during this season.
Law enforcement experts and psychologists have offered several explanations for this unusual phenomenon.
With crime on the rise, it’s important to protect yourself and your property. The best way to do that is adding a security fence around the perimeter of your property. A custom metal, wooden or vinyl fence can keep thieves and trespassers away, so you can relax and fully enjoy your outings and vacations! If you would like to schedule a fence installation in Wilmington, Leland, or the surrounding areas, call today for a free estimate.