I feel like every time I jump on my news feed I am reading about one burglary after another.

 

It's always something, kids looking to steal cars or gain access to someone's house. I hate to sound like the old man out in his yard yelling at the clouds but what the hell, why are those clouds so close to one another!?

But for reals, one of the benefits of living in Connecticut is supposed to be safety. We'd like to think that we are OK, our families safe and that our hard-earned possessions are secure but that no longer the case. We know that the world is changing and maybe our families and property are not as safe as we'd hoped.

7 Secret Spots Burglars Check First When Invading Connecticut Homes

Over the past two years, I've researched, written and read reports on instances in Connecticut where people's homes were invaded by thieves looking to steal. We've witnessed on the news the RING camera footage capturing young people prowling around cars, garages, and entryways. In 2024, it's crucial for all of us to take specific measures to ensure our safety and protect our possessions. The initial and essential step in safeguarding your belongings is adopting a mindset similar to that of a burglar. Consider where intruders are likely to look when entering your home. Here, I present the 7 secret spots where robbers look first during a Connecticut home invasion.

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There is some good news, according to the The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Crime Analysis Unit's Annual Crime Statistics Report for 2022, there is a decrease in violent and property crimes from the previous year. It also showed a 4% decrease in overall crime from 2021 to 2022.

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7 Major Red Flags for Anyone Moving to Connecticut

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These Connecticut Homes are For Sale For Under 50,000 Dollars

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Connecticut's Startling Surprises: A Collection of the Most Unpleasant Wake-Ups

I think all of us are startled when the alarm clock goes off in the morning but there are much worse ways to wake up. Recently, I set out on a mission to find some of these ugly scenarios. I polled a group of Connecticut residents asking: "What is the Most Unpleasant Way You've Been Woken Out of a Dead Sleep?" As usual, Connecticut people delivered some of the most outrageous short stories you've ever read. These are some of the best responses we got.

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