A New York Times article examines the rise in safe ownership and what has caused it.

The New York Times reports that home safe manufacturers have seen a rise in sales lately, which can be attributed to a number of recent global events. The recession, the mortgage crisis, tornadoes in the South and the earthquake in Japan and other crises have encouraged people to protect the valuables in their house.

America's top safe manufacturer Liberty Safe, say their sales of home safes have increased 40% since 2009, spiking 25% from January to March this year. Others have reported similar rises, Brown Safe‘s sales have gone up by 30% annually over the past three years.

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