In 2013, there were a total of 190,572 reported cases of burglary
There were 31,858 robberies, which was a 4.9% increase from 2012
Larceny-theft cases were at a whopping 604,398
Motor vehicle theft went up by 1.1% from 64,982 in 2012 to 65,671 in 2013
(All Figures are taken from Texas Department of Public Safety)
While you enjoy the good life in Texas, make sure you are equipped to deal with the bad side as well. Keep it simple; invest in an effective home security system.
Home Security in TexasInstallation of a home security system is designed to provide you with the necessary line of defense against crime in the state. Furthermore, you will be helping the state authorities in providing you with a safer atmosphere.
Required by LawSubchapter 766.002 of The Texas Health and Safety Code requires one-family and two-family dwellings to have smoke detectors installed in accordance with the building codes that apply to the particular jurisdiction. Even for renovations of existing houses (if they require a building permit), you will have to have a smoke detector installed. For a detailed understanding of local legal requirements in terms of home security, consult a professional.