Home Security: The Key Facts In the U.S. alone, one out of every five homes will be victimized by a violent home invasion or burglary.
Home burglaries occur approximately every 15 seconds in the U.S. From 2003 to 2007 an estimated 3,700,000 burglaries occurred each year. In almost 28% of these burglaries a household member was present during the time of the burglary.
Where Thieves Gain Entry
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Timing: Every 15 seconds a burglary takes place in the U.S. Most burglaries occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Burglars spend an average of 8 to 12 minutes in your home.
Homes without security systems are about three times more likely to be broken into than homes with security systems.
First stop: Usually the master bedroom because most people keep their valuables there. Favorite Items: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other easy to sell items.
Some Basic Home Protection Advice: Adequately secure your home entrance points (doors and windows); Deterrence is key; burglars will most often target unprotected households.
Source: U.S.Department of Justice-Bureau of Justice Statistics (http://bjs.oip.usdoj.gov)
Understanding Modern Home Security Threats & Solutions
Damaging or removing a door is the most common method in both forcible and attempted forcible entry burglaries, followed by damaging or removing window panes.
In a third of completed burglaries the perpetrator forced entry into the home and in two-thirds they gained entry through an unlocked or inadequately secured door or window.