What are they typical type of crimes are committed during the holidays season? What are some signs to look for?

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
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    "Porch pirates" who cruise neighborhoods and look for Fed-Ex or UPS boxes left on porches are notorious thieves this time of year.  Identity theft, scamming as a charity, and just plain old robbery at gunpoint go on as well.  Stealing purses left on shopping carts while people are looking at merchandise, pickpocketing, and--this is a good one that takes two people to pull off--intentionally backing into someone's car, and when the person gets out to inspect the damage (usually leaves the keys in the car), the second person jumps into the car and carjacks it if the keys are in it--backs the car off and then revs it up and takes off. If the keys aren't in it, then the second person steals anything he can grab, jumps back into the car that backed into the victim's car, and they take off.  This is a quick one, and victims seem to never think to get a license number. Don't leave your lights off when you're gone, and have a t.v. or radio playing when you're out of the house in the evening.  Thieves will think someone is home. Having a dog that barks is a really good alarm system.

    Signs to look for--be aware of people around you in stores--don't have people following you closely or seem to be "moving in" toward you. Go the other direction and walk toward the front of the store so you can exit.  Never leave a purse or wallet where it can be grabbed out of a shopping cart, or on your person unless you have a secure hold on it. If your car gets bumped, don't get out--the thief won't bump it hard enough to cause real damage, and the goal is to get you out of the car.  Just keep your windows up, never roll them down, and drive off.  It's worth getting a little "ding" to not get your car stolen.  Always watch the eyes of people around you.  Make eye contact when you speak to them, because they will know you're looking at their faces.  Never give out person i.d. information on the internet or on the phone.  If someone presses you for your ss#, birthdate, or other i.d., hang up.   

    Source(s): Dallas p.d.
  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Burglary. Don't leave the box to your new $7,000 TV on the curb. Don't leave all the lights off and no cars around when you go to your mama's house for a week. A fake security system sign will ward off the low level burglars off the bat.

    I'd imagine ID theft would be easy due to the fact most people are throwing so much money around anyway, they might not notice for a while. With plastic, pick pocketing wouldn't be a great plan these days. Robbing cars would be temping if you were silly enough to leave something of value in the car to do more shopping. And yes, good car robbers know to pop the trunk with the lever under the seat.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    More of your obsession, I see.

    "Typical crimes"during the holiday season are "typical crimes" every other time of the  year.  There are more people shopping; therefore, there are more crimes.

    Do the same things you were advised to do to keep from being kidnapped by sex traffickers.

    Common signs you are being kidnapped?  You are forced to go somewhere you don't want to go.

    Common signs of sex trafficking?  You are forced to have sex with stranger after stranger.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Fake charities, burglaries on Christmas Eve/ Day knowing that many people aren't home, etc.

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  • 10 months ago

    probably the same as any other time of the yr

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    credit card fraud, pick pockets, pkgs stolen from door steps

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Burglary because of Christmas gifts and people visiting out of town .  The back door kicked in and the house ransacked .

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    home break ins to get your gifts under the tree & cons that 'pull' at your heart strings .....................

  • 10 months ago

    Shoplifting I suppose.

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