Park metal theft has become an epidemic.
When the business of the copper trade expects unrelenting copper deliveries, this will unceasingly lead to a superior spike in copper thievery. With the copper theft epidemic, there is such a high demand for copper these days. It is no wonder people are willing to go to such great lengths and take some serious risks to obtain as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, some might even consider it their way of making ends meet.
Copper theft can cost a city upwards of a hundred thousand dollars, or even higher. Parks and Recreation are no exception, and parks will take regular hits from copper thieves along with the rest of the city.
These burglars will go after everything and anything they can steal copper from. The wiring in all the park lights is a common target, or the copper from the wires from any other electrically powered amenities within the recreational areas and facilities. There are even break-in cases where the park bathrooms’ piping was stripped out in the middle of the night. They will rob the piping from the public drinking fountains if they are able. Then of course, the robbers will go after the park’s recreational stadiums and the gyms, leaving parks without lighting or electricity.
Copper thieves tend to have multiple targets. When a neighborhood or commercial complex gets hit once, it is going to happen again and again. They will continue until they are caught and prosecuted. This is incredibly sad, especially since copper-theft is such a preventable nuisance crime.
Places within the city will continue to see burglaries, until they have an effective Parks Metal-theft Prevention Plan up and running. Save the rest of the copper within the city and save the taxpayers some money by preventing copper-theft with a functioning deterrent.