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| The Washington Post The Washington and Long Island region has seen a surge in burglaries and home invasions.
Here’s how to help.
Read moreThe FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCRP) report on crimes in the Northeast states that burglary and home invasion increased 8.2% in the region from the first six months of this year to the first three months of 2018.
That compares to a 3.9% increase in burglars in all of 2018 in the same time period.
The increase in home invictions and burglaries was more dramatic in Long Island, New York, which saw a 2.9 percentage point increase.
Long Island also had the second-highest number of reported home invices, at 1,722, according to FBI data.
New York’s rate is also higher than that of the nation’s largest cities: Chicago, which had the highest rate at 4.6% and Houston, which came in third at 4%.
New York City police have received more than 3,300 calls about burglary and residential break-ins in the last three months, up from 1,000 calls the first half of this season.
The FBI says that home invitations are a common tactic in some homes.
The FBI says homeowners who receive home invoices often tell the burglars they want a deposit on the home or that they need money to pay the bills.
“It’s very common for home owners to report that they have been burglarized, even if they don’t actually commit a crime,” FBI Special Agent in Charge William T. McGough Jr. said.
“These are often people who don’t know they are burglarizing.”
Here are some things you can do to make sure your home is safer.
If you see a burglary or a home invasion, call police immediately.
If you suspect there’s a suspicious person in your home, call 911 or the local police.
Police officers have reported seeing people breaking into vehicles in the area, even when the burglar is inside the vehicle.
The burglar could have gotten in the vehicle while the occupants were sleeping, and the vehicle could be unlocked, police said.
“We also see burglaries of vehicles at night and in neighborhoods where people don’t necessarily know that there’s burglaries going on,” McGough said.
If the burglary is in progress, call local police immediately or call 911 for assistance.
The police will be able to take control of the situation.
Police will often tell you to stay on your side of the street, and police officers will be armed with pepper spray and Tasers.
The bureau is also asking for help from the public to get information on who is burglarising or who is trying to burglarize someone.
“If you know someone is burgling your home or trying to break into your home and are concerned about them, we suggest you contact the police or 911,” McG.
Predictive policing techniques like “blacklists” are a popular tool to deter criminals.
Blacklists are a system where police track the names of people they believe are responsible for burglaries.
They are also used in other cities to track suspected criminals.
A blacklist can also be used in cases involving domestic violence.
“In most cases, you can get a call out to your neighborhood, to your business, to the media, and to the community,” McG said.
If your house is burgled, you may have to notify the police, and they can help you track down who burglar broke into your house.
If the burglary was successful, police will tell you the name of the burgler and the location of the property they broke into.
“You will also be notified if you are in the process of filing a report with your local police department,” McG told the FBI.
“It’s not the same as an arrest or even a criminal complaint.
But it will give you an opportunity to report.”
Here is what you can look out for in burglar alarms:What can I do to protect my home?
Make sure the burglars aren’t getting in by using a key that is locked or that is in the wrong place.
If it’s locked, lock the door, take out your key card, and make sure that the doorbell is ringing.
If not, get your keys out of the house and place them in a safe place.
Put up a sign in your front yard, on your front porch, or anywhere else that will alert neighbors to a burglary.
Call the police.
If someone is in your neighborhood and is burglaging your home they may be trying to steal your money, electronics, or other valuables.
If they are armed, they could be breaking into your property and damaging your property.
If someone is stealing your credit or debit card, call your local law enforcement office or the Federal Trade Commission.
If police are called, they may tell you what you