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As theft rates rise, drivers leave luggage boxes open in the US;  Understanding - International

As theft rates rise, drivers leave luggage boxes open in the US; Understanding – International

Drivers leave luggage compartment open to avoid damage from theft in the US (Image: ABC News/Reproduo)

It is not uncommon to find great tips on the Internet to avoid thefts or thefts. However, the strategy used by the residents of the city of San Francisco, United States, has caught the attention of Internet users around the world.

Without effective alternatives to preventing vehicle break-ins in the city, some drivers, somehow, “accepted the situation” and began looking for ways to reduce the financial damage caused by theft.

With the increasing prevalence of this type of crime, part of the population began to leave the trunk of the car open. The choice makes the thief’s job easier, but on the other hand, it is an appeal to reduce the damage caused by broken glass.

According to data from the San Francisco Police Department, there was a 32 percent increase in the number of cars broken into in the past year. The number of car thefts has also grown significantly, jumping 25% compared to 2020.

The police do not recommend this strategy. In an interview with ABC News, the former deputy chief of local police, Garrett Tom, was surprised. He said, “I’m shocked. There is so much that can go wrong, thieves can steal your batteries, you can steal your tires, they can get in your car and see where you live.”

City halls in cities near San Francisco, such as Oakland, are also warning residents not to repeat this situation. Ideally, authorities consider that valuables are not left inside vehicles and that all doors and windows are kept closed.

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