Parking is hard enough as it is and it is sad that most buildings no longer offer sheltered parking and you need to park out on the street. This isn’t cool, but there are some steps that you can take to protect yourself from criminal activity when it comes to your car. For example, leaving a bag in the car, even if it is empty, may tempt a thief to break into your car just to check and see. Making sure that your car is locked is a good idea for staying safe. It is also good to make sure that you park in a well-lit area with high levels of foot traffic. If you have a motorcycle it can be harder to park, but still try to keep it in a lit area with foot traffic. If you have a bike, your best bet is to just bring it up into the apartment with you.
When you leave your car, make sure that you take everything with you and leave nothing behind.
Park in well-lit areas with heavy foot traffic.
Bring your bike upstairs with you.