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It is a time of the year to consider home safety, to help ensure your holiday season is as enjoyable as possible.

According to the FBI, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the United States in November and December of each year. The National Crime Prevention Council recommends some precautions you can take during the holidays.

First and foremost, lock up! Whether it’s a short trip to the grocery store or a longer haul to finish some holiday shopping, make sure your doors and windows are securely locked. Never leave boxes from expensive gifts lying on the curb for trash pickup. Consider crushing them and placing them in a large, black garbage bag.

Read more www.news-leader.com.

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