Hazard, Ky. (WYMT) Police urge people not to post on Facebook or other social media that they plan on leaving town for the holidays.
"You're just advertising that you're out of town," said Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen. "Once you get back, there's plenty of time to put all that on there,"
Kathy Feltner uses Facebook, but is careful about who she talks to.
"I only associate with the friends on my friend list and most of them is just my family," she said.
People should also keep a light on using a timer, lock their doors, and keep valuables out of sight as they do their holiday shopping, said Allen.
"You can decrease the amount of opportunity they have by concealing stuff, or just good habits around your home," he said.
He also encourages people to form neighborhood watch organizations.