In today's society, people have growing concerns about being victimized by crime. The police often hear questions from citizens about ways to protect themselves and their property from criminals. Crime is just not a police problem, it is everyone's problem. To eradicate crime, citizens must become involved in a cooperative effort with the police. Every crime is comprised of three basic elements: the victim, the criminal's desire and the opportunity to commit the crime. Crime can be thought of in terms of a triangle; remove one of its legs and the triangle collapses. If one of the elements is removed from the crime triangle, the crime is not committed. It is difficult to control the criminal's desire and the fact that there is a victim in every crime, but what the police and citizens can impact is the opportunity. By working as a team, police and citizens can make strides in reducing the instances of crime. While nothing is foolproof, this security survey is designed to give you fundamental and inexpensive ideas on how to protect yourself and secure your property. Don't be the victim of a crime, take a few minutes and answer the following questions from the criminal's point of view.