Some of the most obvious things to watch for and include are:

· A stranger entering your neighbor's house when it's unoccupied.

· A scream heard anywhere might mean a robbery or assault.

· Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices could mean stolen property.

· Any removing of accessories, license plates or gasoline from a car should be reported.

· Persons entering or leaving a business place after hours could mean burglars.

· Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for a car to steal, or for valuables left displayed in the car.

· The sound of breaking glass or loud explosive noises could mean an accident, burglary, or vandalism.

· Persons loitering around schools, parks, secluded areas, or in the neighborhood could be sex offenders.

· Persons loitering around the neighborhood who do not live there could be burglars looking for a target.

Source: National Crime Prevention Council