Yesterday, Justin and I went to a meeting for a new product/service that we have added to MediaPro and what we learned about home invasions and burglars is alarming. Keep reading to learn more about the habits of burglars and ways you might be able to better protect you and your home from an unexpected home invasion. The more you know, the better you can keep these intruders out.
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1) In 2010, there were an estimated 2,159,878 burglaries.
2) Burglary accounted for 23.8% of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2010.
3) Of all burglaries:
60.5% involved forcible entry
33.2% were unlawful entries (without force)
The remainder were forcible entry attempts
4) Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2010; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,119.
5) Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 73.9% of all burglary offenses
6) The most common point of entry to a home was the front door, most often opened with a pry bar. The most common method of entry to a business was also prying a window or door.
7) Only 7.8% of the total value stolen from residences was recovered. 14.8% of the total value stolen was recovered from burglaries of businesses.
8) The average value stolen from homes was $1,517. The average value stolen from businesses was $1,890.
9) In 13% of residential break-ins, a burglar encounters someone at home. 1/3 of those encounters leads to assault and 1 in 10 leads to rape.
10) Homes without security systems are about 3X more likely to be broken into than homes with security systems.
Recent Survey of 248 Convicted Burglars
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Temple University Study & FBI website (Uniform Crime Report 2010)