Burglary Prevention Tips

Marana enjoys a reputation as a safe place for residents to make a home.  With serious crime rates in the single digits and property crime rates at half the national average, it’s not surprising that many families choose to make their homes here.  Nevertheless, it is always crucial to take certain precautions to ensure that you are not the victim of a crime. 

Recently, the Marana PD has noticed a slight uptick in burglaries.  While they have successfully apprehended several individuals suspected of committing many of these crimes, the risk of future incidents remains a chief concern to our officers.  In order to mitigate that risk, the Marana PD recommends a few key actions that can deter potential burglars, if not eliminate them altogether.

  • Lock all doors and windows at night and before you leave your home.  This includes your garage door, which has recently served as a point of entry in several cases.
  • Consider using a dowel to reinforce a locked window.  Dowels are readily available at local hardware stores.
  • Install motion sensor lighting around your home.
  • Add gravel around the home, especially outside doors and windows.  This will allow you to hear the sound of footsteps outside.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle overnight.
  • If you are home when a burglar attempts to enter your home, immediately call 911.  Do not attempt to confront the intruder.

Marana is fortunate to enjoy a low a crime rate, but we’ll only maintain that level if residents and officers work together to prevent burglars from having any opportunity to enter homes and vehicles.  Know your neighbors, so you can look out for each other.  If you see an officer patrolling your neighborhood, give them a wave.  Crime prevention is as much about forming strong community relationships as it is catching the bad guys.  The Marana Police Department deeply appreciates the support they receive every day from our residents.  Thank you for helping make this community a safe and secure place where anyone can make a home.