I host in a middle class neighborhood and lately there has been a rise in petty thefts, teenagers that are opportunists, stealing unlocked property or taking things out of unlocked cars, sometimes breaking into cars with valuable items in site. The multi-million dollar homes a mile away have the same issue as criminals come from other parts of town.
To me, it is common sense to always lock your vehicle. I would hate for a guest to forget and have valuable things taken but the only time I’ve reminded a guest they left me a pretty bad review about the neighborhood being unsafe just from my warning (they did not see anything that made them feel unsafe).
How do you approach this? Do you remind guests to lock up? With our criminals being teenagers they are usually released the next day and back on the streets the next night so it is an ongoing problem but there are so many unlocked/unsecured items in the neighborhood that anyone who puts in a little effort is fine.