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2,000,000 Home Burglaries are Reported Each Year in the United States

2,000,000 Home Burglaries are Reported Each Year in the United States

2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. If you’re interested in avoiding becoming a victim, understanding just how common these sorts of burglaries are will be an important first step.

Most people who do understand the frequency of home burglaries take steps to lower the risk. They do this by making their homes less appealing to thieves. For example, installing a security system and then posting a sign or sticker which shows that you are protected will help a lot.

While some people post stickers and don’t have security systems, it’s obviously better to have a...


60 Percent of Burglaries Involved Forcible Entry

60 Percent of Burglaries Involved Forcible Entry

If you’re curious about crime statistics for burglaries, you’ll find this factual article helpful. Today, we’re going to talk about some statistics for burglaries which involve forcible entry. Our statistics are derived from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

To begin, let’s define burglary. It is the illegal entry into a structure with the intent to rob or to commit a felony. In order to be classified as a burglary, a crime doesn’t need to involve force. In order to be classified as a burglary, a crime must meet one of three sub-classifications. The first is forcible...


27 Percent of Burglaries Occur at Night

27 Percent of Burglaries Occur at Night

If you’re worried about home security, you should know that nighttime is prime time for burglars. The truth is that 27 percent of burglaries occur at night. Every evening, a home is invaded every 20 seconds. As well, over four thousand homes are robbed during the day, each and every day. These statistics aren’t meant to alarm you. Instead, they are designed to give you the hard facts, so that you may make wise and informed decisions about home security.

Currently, only 18 percent of burglars are apprehended and many of those who are apprehended are not convicted after their...


Secure the Top 3 Entry Points Into Your Home

Secure the Top 3 Entry Points Into Your Home

The FBI Crime Report (published annually) tells us that 33% of all burglaries occur with the criminals never having to force their way into a home.

Think about that for a second...

One out of every three burglaries and home invasions that happens could have been completely prevented simply by locking up and closing windows, and maybe paying a little bit more attention to whether or not your garage was quite as secure as you had hoped it would be.

And even though the other two thirds of burglaries out there occur because of forced entry methods – kicking in...