Here’s the latest DIY home security and business security trend in the Kansas City area:
I’ve seen them EVERYWHERE— cropping up since last week around businesses and homes in all neighborhoods I visited. Brookside, Waldo, North Kansas City, West Bottoms, East bottoms— we’re all in the same moat.
But how effective are they?
I checked CrimeReports.com to find out if crime statistics changed when these moats started appearing. Is there a correlation?
You can see that way more than half of the reported incidents were before the rain started.
Conclusion and recommendations
To conclude, moats seem pretty effective. If your moat hasn’t shown up on its own yet— DIY one— start digging!
(Note: this post was not real research— I KNOW that there could be a reason for delay in reporting crimes to the CrimeReports.com website that would skew this. I’m just trying to find the humor in the flooded driveway and little ponds forming all around us, while there is more rain to come! I also know that a bunch of people have probably already actually studied this, and probably wrote many pages about it with footnotes and references. I’m revealing my social science background here.)