file photo by Boyd Loving
How is locking cars the solution to thieves walking around the village unchallenged?
If anything, I would rather they collect loose change and other nonsense from my car in the driveway instead of trying break into my house. That is the next step once easy money from unlocked cars disappears.
Thieves will steal. If the easiest type of theft is restricted, they will move onto the next level (much as deterring car thefts through electronic keys has led to a surge in carjackings).
Once again, the problem is not unlocked cars or people leaving handbags in cars. The problem is thieves roaming around unchallenged. What – if anything – is being done about that?