FBI: No city had more burglaries in 2012
Normally when we hear that Houston is ‘Number One’ at something we have a sense of pride about it. However, that might not be the case with one particular list.
That list is burglaries that took place in 2011. The FBI says no other city had more than Houston. Not New York. Not Chicago. Not Dallas.
And apparently the trend it isn't stopping. Sarah Louviere, a Galleria area resident, was the victim of a burglary. And the bad guys weren’t just interested in her iPad and other electronics.
“I called for my dog and she didn’t come. I called 911. The police came. They helped me look for her. And she was just gone,” Louviere told KTRH.
So Louviere’s eight year old Yorkie was among the things taken from her home. The Louisiana native never thought something like this would happen to her.
“It’s a gated garage. You can’t enter into the property without an access code unless you sneak in behind another car,” Louviere stated.
Louviere says she had a false sense of security and did not arm her alarm system.
“I felt very secure and sage so I never felt the need to activate it. But the apartment is equipped with it and I will definitely be putting that into action now,” she explained.
And now that this has happened, Louviere says she has learned a valuable lesson.
“Don’t get comfortable. Always pay attention and watch your back. I’m definitely going to use all the security amenities that the apartment came with.
The FBI's numbers show that Houston - with over 27 thousand break-ins, had nearly ten thousand more burglaries than New York City. And the numbers for 2013 seem like the problem isn’t going away. In Pearland, police are looking into a rash of burglaries over the last couple of weeks.