Naperville, IL – 51 Burglaries in 2023; Police Urge Community Safety Measures

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Naperville, IL – The Naperville Police Department is spearheading an awareness campaign on burglary prevention after reporting 51 residential burglaries in 2023, most of which involved unlocked or unsecured homes. This year’s #ASaferNaper program underscores the role of vigilance in community safety, educating residents on identifying and reporting suspicious activities promptly.

According to Naperville Police, the pattern of these burglaries indicates a troubling trend of criminals exploiting unsecured homes. To combat this, they have released comprehensive guidance on what constitutes suspicious behavior—ranging from an unexpected knock on the door to vehicles parked idly with no occupants. These detailed lists are part of their strategy to encourage proactive community engagement in crime prevention.

The department has also provided a checklist for homeowners to secure their property. This includes installing deadbolt locks, using adequate exterior lighting, and maintaining clear sight lines by trimming foliage. As part of their residential safety protocol, they advocate for the use of alarm systems and suggest creating the illusion of occupancy when away from home to deter potential intruders.

The initiative also extends to digital resources, offering online safety videos and tips through the Naperville Police Department’s website. Residents are encouraged to remain alert to their surroundings, report any irregularities, and follow the provided guidelines to safeguard their homes and neighborhoods. By fostering a collective sense of responsibility, the police and the community hope to not only decrease the incidence of residential burglaries but also enhance the overall sense of security throughout the city.

To further this goal, the department stresses the importance of reporting any suspicious behavior to authorities immediately, ensuring that Naperville remains a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information on burglary prevention and to become a part of the #ASaferNaper initiative, residents can visit www.naperville.il.us/asafernaper.

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