Certain crimes are increasing in Florida due to the economic downturn. According to Florida Today, the property crimes of petty theft, burglary, metal theft, and gas siphoning are on the rise in Florida.
In response, people are securing themselves and their property. They are purchasing burglar alarms, gas caps, window guards, security video cameras, and even taking self-defense lessons. Because of people protecting themselves and their possessions, the security industry has seen an increase in sales.