According to the FBI, home burglaries occur every 12 seconds in the United States. Washington D.C alone had 4,231 burglaries reported in 2010. Regrettably, a large number of these home burglaries could have been prevented with the help of a home burglary system. Unfortunately, most of the alarm companies make it very complicated to defend your home due to long term commitments, high costs, etc.
Before obligating to a long term commitment with an alarm company, make sure you read this…
Here’s some of the information you will find on this page….
Many of the home alarm companies in Washington D.C. will avoid giving you pricing over the phone. Many will claim a home appointment will be required to provide pricing. However, this is not true…
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Dollars spent—Washington Police responding to burglar alarms in 2007.
Revenue generated by alarm registration fees and false alarm fines.
The percentage of false burglar alarms in Washington in 2007.
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Cathy L. Lanier joined the Washington D.C. Metro Police Department in 1990
Cathy L. Lanier was unanimously confirmed as the Chief of Police by the Council of the District of Columbia on April 3, 2007.
Chief Lanier is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit commanders Academy.
According to the Washington D.C. Consumer & Regulatory Affairs there is no penalty for false burglar alarms.
|Washington D.C. Crime Statistics|
|Washington D.C. Population||601,723|
|Washington D.C Violent Crime||8,004|
|Washington D.C Murder||132|
|Washington D.C Forcible Rape||187|
|Washington D.C Assault||3,360|
|Washington D.C Robbery||4,325|
|Washington D.C Property Crime||28,756|
|Washington D.C Burglary||4,231|
|Washington D.C Larceny-theft||19,489|
Knowing the community you live in is a major part of your home security. Washington D.C. is a very robust city and determining where you live, knowing the path you kids walk to school is very imperative.
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Crime is everywhere, but how do you know what types of crimes are being reported in your neighborhood? Check out the crime map below to give you an idea of what crimes are being committed in your backyard.
Washington D.C. has many neighborhoods such as: Downtown, Greenspoint, Memorial City, Spring Beach, Westchase and Upper Kirby. Most crimes are committed in these areas.
For up-to-the-minute crime reporting visit the Washington PD interactive crime map.
Remember: You should never report an emergency, a crime in progress or any type of injury using the Washington D.C. PD online form. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For any other situation that requires the response of a police officer, call 202-727-9099.
(Warning: Making a false report is a crime)
The MPD Online Reporting Tool offers a way for you to make quick reports that do not necessarily require a police officer to witness or take the information from you. You can report the following types of incidents:
Here are the steps users will follow to file a report online:
Persons submitting online police reports to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) are reminded that it is a crime to make a false or fictitious police report, and upon conviction, persons may be subject to a fine not to exceed $300 or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. (See D.C. Official Code § 5-117.05)