There are many kinds of theft - from identity to retail theft. Taking the precautions to make sure you do not become a victim of such a crime, can help secure your belongings and reduce the inconveince.
There are many ways to make your home and property less attractive to thieves. You can install a home security system which can have a motion detector or cameras. Sometimes even just having the sign that says your home is protected by a security system will deter a theif from entering. You can also find out if your local law enforcement has a home watch program. This can keep track of your home if you are leaving for an extended period of time.
When it comes to theft on the Internet, installing security software on your computer can help prevent others from accessing your personal information and further prevent identity theft. Make sure to scan your computer regularly for spyware and adware along with viruses. Be aware of clicking on material that may be untrustworthy and contain malicious software.