What REALLY are the odds of a burgler breaking in to your home?

February 8, 2017

Over 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported in the United States each year.   Yes, you read that correctly.  There are over 2 MILLION home burglaries in the U.S. each and every year.  According to the FBI home burglaries are the most common threat to homeowners in the U.S. – a home is burglarized every 13 seconds.  That’s about four burglaries a minute, 240 an hour and nearly 6,000 a day!

 

The saddest part about these statistics is that they can be cut drastically if more homeowners invested in a home security system.  Only 17% of homes in the U.S. have a security system installed and homes without a security system are three times more likely to be victims of a home burglary than those that DO have a security system.  Not only does having a home security system keep you and your family protected but it greatly reduces your chances of a home burglary.

 

Despite many beliefs home burglaries are most common during daylight hours – usually when people are at work or school.  Home burglaries are also more frequent during the summer months especially July and August.

 

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