Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Burglary Prevention

More than two million burglaries are reported in the United States each year according to the FBI, including 79,992 in Georgia last year. Nationwide, victims lost an estimated $4.6 billion worth of property. Nine out of ten of these crimes are preventable.

The risk of being burglarized can be greatly reduced by taking simple steps to make your home more difficult to enter and less enticing to would-be burglars. Remember the greatest weapons in the fight to prevent burglaries are light, time and noise.




Other tips to prevent break-ins:

Don't Tempt a Thief:

Locks…Get the Best:

Targeting the Outside:


Most windows can be pinned for security. Drill a 3/16" hole on a slight downward slant through the inside window frame and halfway into the outside frame - place a nail in the hole to secure the window.


Other Suggestions:

Compiled from information provided by the FBI and various law enforcement agency websites