You could be making it easer for crooks to break-in - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

You could be making it easer for crooks to break-in

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, Wash.—Police say you may be giving crooks an easier shot at breaking into your home.  They say during this time of year, they start seeing home break-in's on the rise, and you could be at fault.

The top mistakes they find people make are leaving their garage open, letting bushes and shrubs over grow and having poor outside lighting.   

A study by a Consumer Reports National Research Center found 19% of people who surveyed don't lock their doors, 26% don't lock their windows and 43% don't turn on their home alarm.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/