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How secure is your home?

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PASCO, Wash.—How secure is your home after you step out of the door?  Some police say it may not be as protected as you think.

During July and August, police say, they usually see an increase in home burglaries.  In 2009, Washington had an estimated 2.2-million burglaries according to the FBI crime statistics.

Police say to make your home look less attractive to thieves by leaving a little trash in your garbage and arrange to have your lawn mowed.  Also, stop all mail service deliveries, don't hide keys in secret places, trim your hedges, install an alarm system, and don't update your facebook status.

"Anything that's out on the internet is pretty much fair game for anybody whether or not your profiles are private.  There's still ways you can get around that," says Deputy Tony Haworth, Franklin County Sheriff's Department.