By SafeHome | REALTORMag
Neighbors can watch out for one another and alert others to danger, but they can also be watching how you behave.
When you notice speeding in the neighborhood, failing to clean up after the pet, or violating noise ordinances, would you rat out your neighbor?
SafeHome.org, a resource and research firm on safety and security, surveyed more than 1,000 Americans about their relationships with their neighbors and to find out.
Nearly one in five respondents admitted to illegal activity of some kind within their residence or surrounding area. Twenty-two percent of respondents reported being caught by their neighbors. Some neighbors say they were reported to police, while others say their neighbors looked the other way at their offense.