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New DIY Security Trend in KC

Here’s the latest DIY home security and business security trend in the Kansas City area:

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MOATS

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.

Effectiveness

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?

Kansas City weather for the past week. Note that storms started Oct 5, 3 days ago.

Kansas City weather for the past week. Note that storms started Oct 5, 3 days ago.

Past week of crime in part of Brookside, Waldo, and Plaza areas of KC. LOTS of incidents!

Past week of crime in part of Brookside, Waldo, and Plaza areas of KC. LOTS of incidents!

Past 3 days of crime in part of Brookside, Waldo, and Plaza areas of KC. Very little crime shown.

Past 3 days of crime in part of Brookside, Waldo, and Plaza areas of KC. Very little crime shown.

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!

An actual moat in NKC MO

An actual moat in NKC MO

(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.)