Why do many of the houses in San Jose have razor wire

Many houses and many of the communities had razor wire around the roof area. Why, i never felt threatened everyone was very friendly.

ajumper is looking for some answers in the category Safety.
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It seems to be rather prevalent throughout Central America – historically, as a deterrent to house theft.  I think thieves are a bit more sophisticated now, so it does not seem that necessary., although it may deter some thieves.  But theft is the most common crime in Costa Rica, so you do need to be vigilant.

redbeard52 Scholar answered on June 1, 2015.
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Because if it is not secured, it will be stolen. Theft is a local past time. Bike inside my gate in San Joaquin stolen in one hour as the gate was closed, but unlocked

jonenfermero Professional answered on June 5, 2015.
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