I bet we all know lots of little ways to deal, on a personal level, with car prowls:
Care to share some hints? Yes, yes, I know it’s a symptom of a bigger societal issue, jobs, employment, respect etc, etc, but let’s stick for now to the simple mechanics of getting by.
Prowlers go for the glove box and run off with all the contents, to sort through later. We lost a whole load of stuff that was annoying/expensive to replace but of no value to others : insurance certificate, key to gas cap, owners’ manual etc. BTW it was an 18 year old Civic.
Solution: we now keep that stuff in the pocket on the back of the passenger’s seat.