Saturday, February 25, 2012

Home Security Statistics

Home Burglary Statistics
- Two million home burglaries occur each year.
- 66% of burglaries are residential break-ins.
- Around 30% of home burglaries happen though an open or unlocked window or door.
- A large amount of burglaries occur during the summer.
- A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds.
- 2.5 million home intrusions occur each year.
- In the U.S. only 17% of homes have a security system.
- 85% of home break-ins are by non-professional thieves.
- Thieves prefer homes with easy access through unlocked doors and windows.

How to prevent your home from being broken into
- Keep doors and windows locked.
- Use good quality and strong locks.
- Keep a light on in the house if you are away at night.
- Burglars will usually bypass a house if it requires to much skill or effort to break into.
- Exterior lighting when dark can help prevent burglaries.
- Install a home security system.


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