In order for a crime to occur, three conditions must be present:
Motive: A person must have a need or desire to commit a crime.
Means: A person must have a way or method to commit a crime.
Opportunity: A set of circumstances must be present for a crime to occur.
If you can eliminate a criminal’s means or opportunity, you can reduce your chances of being victimized. The information on these Web pages will raise your awareness of certain crimes and provide you with helpful information so you can take action to protect yourself.
The Greensboro Police Department encourages you to make a record of your valuables. Should your valuables ever be stolen or lost, this record will help police investigate the crime and possibly recover your items. This record is also helpful for insurance purposes.
We recommend you use a free, secure online system called ReportIt to help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property.
ReportIt allows you to record an unlimited number of serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and receipts for valuables. You can access and update the system any time and only you have access to the record.
Begin building your personal property inventory list by registering at on the ReportIt website. ReportIt Frequently Asked Questions.
If you do not want to use an online system, make a record of your valuables by filling out a Home Contents Inventory Sheet (below).
Need more information? Want someone to talk with you or your group about this issue? Contact your Community Resource Officer.
Home Security Checklist
Home Contents Inventory Sheet
National Crime Prevention Council
Lock Valuables in Garage
Protect Your Home While on Vacation - Checklist