Tis’’’ the season, when thieves and con artists are frequently on the prowl! Statistics show a correlation between the holiday season and specific crimes. According to CrimeInAmerica.net, crime rates climb slightly in December– Experts say, the nature of crimes are slightly different too, because criminals target clueless shoppers. Police urge residents to stay vigilant and know the tips to help keep their homes, cars, possessions and families safe. The National Crime Prevention Council has a list of suggestions on how to take a bite out of holiday crime at: www.ncpc.org