I live in a town where we leave our doors unlocked and my car keys in the ignition.
I grew up that way. When I went to college in the big city, I quickly learned to lock the doors. I wasn't quite as quick learning to take the keys out of the ignition.
I did get quite good at opening my locked car door. Once on the Staten Island Ferry, I learned many new cuss words as I tried to open that door after we docked at Manhattan.
I live in the boonies where we do the same but we had 2 separate incidents of localized property theft last fall.
[copper and anything left in cars]
They totally ignored our house [dogs and signs] so I keep hoping to ‘catch’ the next batch of would-be thieves, myself.
[it’s *really* boring here]