We’ve talked about the Seattle False Alarm program before and getting fined for one is a headache – and hit to the wallet – homeowners would prefer to avoid.
For every 100,000 people in the city of Seattle, nearly 5,500 will be burglarized, vandalized, or the target of theft. That’s more than twice the property crime rates of Los Angeles or New York.
In late January, the Seattle Police Department released its year-end crime statistics, claiming home burglaries were down 11 percent in 2017. But not all break-ins are being reported by officers.
And some citizens who have been targeted by criminals recently told KIRO 7, they were victimized twice; first by the suspect, then by the Seattle Police Department’s False Alarm Program.
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