Is your neighborhood safe enough to leave home doors unlocked?

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  1. DDE profile image46
    DDEposted 9 years ago

    Is your neighborhood safe enough to leave home doors unlocked?

    When visiting a neighbor for coffee or when going for a long walks

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    sheilamyersposted 9 years ago

    I believe my neighborhood is. If I'm at the neighbors, I'll leave the door unlocked. But if I'm going to the little store down the road and will only be gone for a few minutes, I lock it because I don't know when I'll run into someone, get to talking, and be gone longer than expected. I guess I feel it's better to be safe than sorry.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I  live in the most southern part of Croatia and is most peaceful and crime free. we had on numerous times hadn't locked the doors and all was fine thanks for answering

  3. johnsonrallen profile image90
    johnsonrallenposted 9 years ago

    When my family and I moved from Texas to Indiana, we were all in for a shock. Not only are house doors left wide open and unlocked much of the day, car vehicles are left unlocked as well. I still have old habits that make me cautious but it's great living in a place where I feel safe!

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering I too was shocked about how doors are left open in the village I came to live in from South Africa

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 9 years ago

    When visiting or going for long walks I always lock my door.  If I am just running down the street to the local 711 and will only be gone for a few minutes I would leave it unlocked.  However, this past Monday I was at work in a locked office and had my wallet stolen out of my purse.  So, since then I have been much more careful and I won't leave the house without locking the door.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes one should be more careful and not so trusting also it depends where you are living and the kind of people you are in contact with on a daily basis. Thanks for answering

  5. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    I believe mine is. However I would not (intentionally) tempt fate. I have left my home with the garage door up by mistake or left the sliding glass patio door open while away for a few hours and nothing happened in (those) instances. Nonetheless I would not recommend everyone starts leaving their doors wide open when they leave their homes. Commonsense dictates one (secures) their valuables!
    On another note I have noticed that Fedex, UPS, and other delivery services all drop off packages at the front door in my neighborhood without making an announcement or requesting a signature. Thus far we have never not gotten items that were shipped to us.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      One has to be careful and thoughtful when leaving their home and I do agree with you

  6. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 9 years ago

    We moved to a small town about five years ago and so far it seems safe.  If we are just outside in the yard or taking a walk down the road, we do not lock the doors, but if I run an errand to be out for a bit, we do lock the doors.  Unfortunately, I do not believe that any place is full-proof safe.  I went to a yard sale here when we first moved here, and the nice men were so kind as to help me carry the items to my locked car, and they just had a good laugh when they discovered had locked my car door!  LOL  And to top it off I did it again, and they just were in disbelieve I would do so, just habit I guess, and I believe it is a good habit.  I had to explain to them that we just moved from the big city where if we did not lock our car doors, there would be trouble!  Good question.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, meant to say disbelief.

    2. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting about them laughing about the car doors being locked that is how it is in Croatia when I first moved to our little village I often locked the doors and the local people thought that was  funny.  150 people live in the village.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Dear Devika, thank you for choosing my answer! Hugs, Faith Reaper

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    Vickiwposted 9 years ago

    DDE - I am so happy to say, yes, it is. I love my new neighbourhood, and feel very safe here. Sometimes I forget and lock the front door, but forget that the back door is unlocked, and the windows are open! Duh!!

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great part of life freedom is such a huge part of our lives

  8. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image77
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 9 years ago

    We are lucky enough to be able to leave our doors unlocked when taking a long walk or visiting a neighbor.  However, I lock when we are going further than a couple of blocks/

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea to lock when going further thanks for answering this question enjoy the freedom

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    Justsilvieposted 9 years ago

    I have only been here a month, but I believe so. Lovely and peaceful neighborhood. Also so wonderfully far out in the sticks a Burglar would probably have to stumble on us by accident.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer and sounds very safe. Thank you

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    richard alburoposted 9 years ago

    No.Even a pair of slippers you leave outside of your door,after 5 mins. it is gone.That is now the situation living in my town.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You  got to be kidding well some places aren't safe at all thanks for answering question

  11. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 9 years ago

    I think so however, personal safety focuses on taking away opportunities for crime, not providing them. It's not smart or safe to do this no matter where you live or how safe you think you are unless someone comes along to prove you wrong. I never leave my doors unlocked, even when I lived in the mountains of California.

    1. DDE profile image46
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your views on safety and sometimes one can be most cautious depending on where you are living

  12. CraftytotheCore profile image75
    CraftytotheCoreposted 9 years ago

    I have a home security system and 3 big dogs.  I still lock my doors.  There have always been robbery attempts here.  My relatives were broken in to about 25 years ago and their house was turned inside out.  What a mess!  A few years ago a couple of teenagers from the local school broke in to a house in my neighborhood.  They stole an old tv and left the diamond earrings sitting on my neighbor's dresser.  They were caught and went to jail immediately.  LOL


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