You might think that locking your home doors is something that most Americans simply just do without even thinking about. The statistics, however, don’t quite bear this out.
According to SafeHome.org, there are some areas of the country where only 54 percent of respondents to a survey said that they lock their doors every single time they leave their home. The Northwest and Northeast were the most trusting (see the graphic) with the South having more than 80 percent of respondents saying that they lock their doors each and every time that they leave their home.
Locking your doors should be routine, but we understand how easy it is to either forget to lock or to neglect to lock when you feel that you’re only going to be away from home for a short period of time. Lock simply can’t do their job if they aren’t properly locked and it’s important that you instill that thought in the minds of yourself and everyone who shares your home with you.
Thank you to SafeHome.org for providing the images below that give a little bit more of an insight into those who lock and don’t lock their doors!