Thieves look for what police term "targets of opportunity,” otherwise known as an “easy target.” There are many things you can do to avoid becoming one of these, especially when you are going to be away from your home for an extended period.
If, upon returning from your trip, you spot evidence of a break-in, do not enter the house. Call the police at once! The burglar may still be inside.
The Police Department's Crime Prevention Section offers a free "home inspection" which can reduce your insurance premiums in some cases. For more information, contact Officer Reeves at 972-412-6242 or by email.