A Burglary Happens Every 20 Seconds. Do Mainers Lock Their Doors?
There's a new survey by Safe Home, it shows that New Englanders are a tad loosey goosey with their locks.
It appears that you have to live in the shifty Southeast to lock your doors. The Northwest and New England...we live on the edge!
According to Safe Home:
Southern hospitality seems to draw the line at leaving doors unlocked for unwanted guests. From coast to coast, more residents from the Southeastern part of the U.S. kept their doors locked at all times compared to anywhere else – with 81 percent always locking their doors. Alaska and the rest of the Northwest were the most lax with their locks: Only 54 percent of respondents said they always secured their doors.
The South may have reason to ensure their doors are locked all the time, though (other than it being the safe thing to do). It turns out that in 2015, this region was home to the most burglaries in the U.S. But even in the Northeast – where only 10 percent of all burglaries occurred – 58 percent of respondents in the New England area and 75 percent of participants in the Middle Atlantic locked their doors. As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
I grew up in the Northwest in the middle of nowhere Idaho. We never locked our doors. I was a latchkey kid, but really...didn't need a key.
SIDENOTE: I remember I had a key on a string worn as a necklace. What the hell is that?
Anyway, I'm thinking the reason the Northwest and New England don't lock their doors, is because we have a lot of remote areas.
Do you lock your door? I sure as hell do now...