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Crime Happens: How To Deter a Criminal From Targeting You

Crime Happens: How To Deter a Criminal From Targeting You

Crime Happens in Myrtle Beach!

If you live in South Carolina or the Myrtle Beach area, it should come as no surprise to learn that crime happens in our area. We are a transient community with millions of tourists who flock to our shores, and golf courses. That tourist activity invites criminal activity.

Crime happens.

In this article we will give a few tips on how to deter a criminal from target you!

Take Safety and Security Precautions

If a burglar really wants to clean you out and rob you, s/he will and not much will stop them. However, more often than not, criminals will ‘case’ a house and if they see security precautions in place, they will skip you as a target and move on to the next house!

Ways to deter a criminal from targeting your home:

Ways to deter a criminal from targeting your car:

  • install a car alarm
  • lock the doors
  • park it inside your garage
  • or park it on your driveway and install motion-detecting lights.

Next, let’s talk about personal safety!

To Deter Being a Target to Criminals: Look and Act Confident

Always, always, always be aware of your surroundings. Whether you are in a parking lot, busy mall, or going for a run: know who is near you and know where you are going! Looking and acting confident is a good way to deter a criminal from choosing you as their next target.

We further recommend self-defense classes for anyone and all.

The first lesson in self-defense is awareness of your surroundings. Keep your head up, no headphones or talking on your phone while walking in busy places, and know where you are going.

Stopping a robbery or preventing one starts with awareness!

Partner Up with Neighbors and Friends

Last but not least, criminals want an easy target and prefer a lonely target.

When running, or shopping, try to team up with a neighbor or friend.

At the same time, starting a neighborhood watch program is a great way to look out for one another. Sharing information with neighbors about potential criminal activity, and letting your neighbors know when you are away can also prevent crime. Partnering up is a smart way to keep yourself safe and secure.

When Crime Does Happen

If you have an alarm system, and it’s monitored, even if a crime does happen, you have the peace of mind that help is on the way! We highly recommend a monitored system which will alert authorities, in the event you are incapacitated. This can save lives as second, minutes count when crime happens!

If you have concerns about your security or personal safety, comes talk to us. We can customize a system that works for your home, your family or your business!

We are only a phone call away.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

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Myrtle Beach Crime Rate in 2019

Myrtle Beach Crime Rate

Whether you are a current Myrtle Beach or Grand Strand resident, or a soon-to-be resident, you want to feel and be safe, correct?

What is the first thing you need to know before deciding on what measures to take to keep your family and business safe?

Local Crime Rates! Indeed.

This article today is all about the Myrtle Beach crime rate and what it means for you, your family and your business.

Don’t we ALL want to SAFE?

Myrtle Beach Crime Rate 2019

Is the Myrtle Beach Crime Rate High?

If you add the keywords ‘Myrtle Beach Crime Rate’ in your Google search bar, you will find that both ‘high’ and violent’ are words associated with it.

Myrtle beach Crime rate google search

That is not a good sign, is it?

Upon further search, we also discovered that Myrtle Beach was listed on a ‘most dangerous cities in U.S.’ list that frankly is not very flattering to our beach!
Myrtle Beach crime statsSadly, this article which takes the top spot in the aforementioned Google search was republished by Myrtle Beach online, our local newspaper.

But what if you actually do not live in the city of Myrtle Beach?

What if you live in Socastee, or North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City or Conway or any of the surrounding areas?

Crime Stats for the Grand Strand

We asked ourselves these questions:

  • How scared should we be?
  • What do these crime stats mean?
  • What is the real crime rate in Myrtle Beach?
  • What is the crime rate for 2019?

Does it matter what the number of murders is in any given month, how many people are arrested for drugs, prostitution, vandalism or petty crimes in Myrtle Beach?

Yes, and no.

Fortunately, we have found a few good ways to put these stats and crime rates in perspective.

Read on.

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How To Stay Up To Date on Real Crime Stats in 2019

First and foremost, be informed and don’t wait for people to give you (skewed) information! Go to the source(s) and keep going back for updated info.

Here are some places we at Strand Security go to to find the latest crime rate and crime stats for the Myrtle Beach area and the Grand Strand.

Neighborhood Watch App
SpotCrime.com

AreaVibes.com
NeighborhoodScout

What these Crime Stats Mean For You, the Grand Strand Resident

As you look at the stats and keep a close eye on the crime rate, you will see that many incidences of crime happen near the tourist areas of the Grand Strand. Meaning – near Ocean Boulevard, and near hotels, tourist attractions and at construction sites. That does not mean crime doesn’t happen in neighborhoods around the Grand Strand, but a large concentration of crime happens in areas that are deemed ‘tourist’ areas.

We encourage you to be informed.

Stay up-to-date.

Follow Facebook Pages of your local police departments, local news stations and stay alert with a neighborhood watch program.

And take safety and security measures to protect those you love and cherish!

Connect with us and we can help you stay safe and secure.

Call Chuck at Strand Security with all your Security questions in Myrtle Beach! 843-318-6392

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