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Aug. 18, 2015

Austin Ranked Number Eight in List of Top Ten Burglary Safezones


The most recent FBI statistics put Austin’s burglary rate at 7.6 percent per hundred citizens —making Austinites 26 percent less likely to be burglarized than residents of other large cities.

Austin, Texas – August 18, 2015 – National home security company Protect America has released its annual “Top 10 Burglary Safezones” list—recognizing the safest cities in America. The Austin-based company is pleased to announce that the Texas capitol ranks number eight in the “large cities” category of its list.

Protect America’s research team divides all American cities into categories based on population then analyzes burglary statistics provided by the FBI to determine what cities have the lowest burglary rates. The most recent FBI statistics put Austin’s burglary rate at 7.6 percent per hundred citizens —making Austinites 26 percent less likely to be burglarized than residents of other large cities.

Criminals often need less than ten minutes to break into a home and escape with valuables. Protect America’s official recommendations for modern homeowners and renters include prudent social media usage, locking every entry point to the home (many burglaries are simply crimes of opportunity), and to never leave keys hidden under door mats.

Protect America also recommends relying on security technology that is dually monitored by professionals and the homeowner by connecting through smartphones and mobile devices.

About Protect America, Inc.

Protect America is an Austin, Texas-based provider of wireless home security systems, fire protection and home automation solutions. Since the company’s founding in 1992, Protect America has secured nearly half a million homes in the United States and Canada. Protect America is part of the Rockbridge Growth Equity family of companies that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans.

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