Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

NOAA – theft while traveling

NOAA theft while traveling – http://www.wrc.noaa.gov/wrso/security_guide/theft-2.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Why would spy characters spurn hotel safes?
  • How can you make a burglar alarm from ash trays and a glass of water?
  • How could a character get robbed on a train?
  • Do criminals really break in windows on multistory buildings?


Describes scenarios of theft in airports, hotels and other travel locations. Also suggests countermeasures to employ to avoid being a victim. Aside from being useful in creating complications in travel stories, the information here might be useful in espionage stories as well.

This section on theft is part of a larger employee security site worth checking out.


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