The Facts About Residential Burglaries

In the United States, a burglary happens once every 30 seconds. That’s about 3,000 burglaries per day, yet only about 25% of Americans have home security systems. And when burglars strike, they take an average of $2,661 of stuff from a home. Oftentimes, stolen items include irreplaceable items with sentimental value like rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

Cold Hard Facts Regarding Burglaries

Do people worry about their home being broken into? Yes. Break-ins are the most-feared property crime. People worry about break-ins happening when they’re not home as well as when they are home and sleeping in bed. Can you blame them?

Now you might think most burglaries occur at night when it’s dark outside, but the reality is this: most burglaries happen in the middle of the day, between noon and 4 p.m. Interesting.

What season of the year sees the most burglaries? That would be summertime, between June and August. June is actually the month when the most burglaries occur.

While you’d expect big cities to have tons of burglaries, per capita it’s actually rural areas that experience more burglaries!

Who’s burglarized more– renters or homeowners? If you guessed renters, you’re right.

What are some things you can do to avoid burglaries? Stay off social media so you don’t alert potential thieves to the times when you’re not home. Take better care of your landscaping. For instance, trim the trees and bushes near the house so they don’t give potential burglars any “cover” where they can hide from onlookers and break-in to the house. Make sure the lawn gets mowed, even if you’re not home for several days or weeks. Have someone get the mail and/or paper, too, so it looks like someone’s home. And, of course, install a home security system, which you can get through NYCONN Security Systems. For more information, call NYCONN at 800-783-5004.

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