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Old 08-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #15
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Agree w/ Byron - if I am camping in, say, Arizona, I **REALLY** doubt that anyone is likely to travel to Galt just IN CASE the house is empty (it is alarmed anyway).

re cops - isn't their motto ... guilty until proven innocent? They suspect ALL.
AND agree on 1% being a HUGE overstatement - most cops will ALSO tell you that a lot of their.. ummmm... "clientele" are repeat customers.

Take "reasonable" precaution and enjoy life!!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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OH!!! ONE more point that IS on topic (kind of...)...

IF you are still working - one item of exposure - your CAR! When you park it for the day when you work, it has your registration (ADDRESS) and likely a garage door opener on the visor (KEY!!!). This is espec true for ladies - sorry to be sexist, but when a woman parks a car for the day, you can be almost 100% sure the house is empty. A guy, less certain. Sorry - just the odds. SO - purge your car of items with your address (remember receipts from tire shops, etc too) and get rid of the opener and get a mini for your key ring.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #17
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In regards to personal safety, to each their own....
That said, my 4 year stint with the P.D. in the late 60's, before returning to school and going into teaching, taught me a lot about being proactive for my own, as well as my families, safety.
In todays society police and other first responders often are called upon to put their lives on the line, and few begrudge doing that. However, continually having to deal with the lesser part of society does tend to make one a bit jaded.
In my 4 years, I don't ever remember being sent out on a call to have someone tell me how happy they were that week. But I will never forget having a 17 y.o. girl die in my arms, after being hit by a drunk driver. Her last words "Mommy, it hurts", will haunt me forever.
The 1% was just an off-hand comment, the real numbers of bad guys are much higher. This is from the Department of Justice link at:

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus10.pdf

"Correctional Population in the United States, 2010
At yearend 2010, the total number of offenders under the supervision
of the adult correctional authorities represented about 3.0% of adults in the U.S. resident population, or 1 in every 33 adults. The rate of adults under
correctional supervision has remained relatively stable since 2000 (3.1%)."

And those are just the ones that were caught!
As mentioned, I am not going to give anyone even a 1% edge on me or my family.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #18
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purge your car of items with your address (remember receipts from tire shops, etc too) and get rid of the opener and get a mini for your key ring.
I would not advise this if you plan on driving in BC - you will be fined for failing to be able to produce your insurance papers & registration.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #19
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Yep, same in most of the 48 southern provinces as well.... Registration and proof of insurance cards must be in the vehicle. For that reason, some of the more cautious actually keep a P.O. box open just to avoid having a live address laying around.
Just to show how times have changed, until the 60's, California required that the registration information be visable from the outside, either on the steering column or the drivers sun visor.
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One of the benefits of carrying a purse, is the registration/ insurance for my vehicles is in one of the pockets. I don't drive without my license and that's in the purse as well. Hence, if I should be pulled over, I can produce both.
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You are a smarty Donna!! LOL sadly it doesnt work for those of us that have to share a car. Here they only want to see the original docs. Best I can do is lock the glove box and hope for the best.
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Once saw one on a trailer that said "If the camper's a rockin, DON'T come a nockin!"
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