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# Home alarm systems are commonly regarded

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Home alarm systems are commonly regarded by insurance companies as improving the safety of the home. However, statistics show that the break-in rate for homes equipped with such alarms is slightly higher than the break-in rate for houses without such alarms.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most help to reconcile the insurance companies' belief with the statistics cited?

(A) Home alarm systems are generally installed only in those homes that are in theft-prone areas.

(B) Because home alarm systems generate many false alarms, authorities are slow to respond to such alarms.

(C) Without signs announcing the presence of a home alarm system, the system does little to deter theft.

(D) Home alarm systems offer little protection against practiced thieves.

(E) Many home owners state that they feel safer after purchasing a home alarm system.

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25 Aug 2017, 03:39
sobby wrote:
Home alarm systems are commonly regarded by insurance companies as improving the safety of the home. However, statistics show that the break-in rate for homes equipped with such alarms is slightly higher than the break-in rate for houses without such alarms.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most help to reconcile the insurance companies' belief with the statistics cited?

The paradox is because of either those home owners are more careless if their homes are equipped with such alarms or only home owners who live in high break-in rate consider equipping their homes with such alarms.

A conveys the latter well.
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25 Aug 2017, 10:21
Option A is the most justified answer in stating that higher the number of homes equipped with alarm systems ,higher the rate of crime.
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