Did you know there are over 2,000,000 home burglaries reported each year in the United States. About 30 percent of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door. Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins. Renters are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners.
In the United States, every 14.6 seconds, one burglary takes place. These numbers are astonishing.
Consider this –
Most Burglars Leave Immediately When Forced Entry Fails.
Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar is to reconsider the attack.
While it’s difficult to protect your home from professional thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. These thieves are more easily thwarted if you employ some simple security precautions.