Last night I received this message from a neighbor in our district (via web post)

Our house was broken into and ransacked today. An iPod, camera, vintage coins, 2 diamond rings and various other jewelry was stolen. The thief kicked in the back door, which had a deadbolt. The police are still in front of the house. [Anonymous]

I’ve also heard of a couple of other similar incidents in recent days. Perhaps it’s the time of the year, when days are short and criminals find a longer time to make their foul plays. But should we stop in thinking of causes of this increasing trend and find a sound solution?