With astonishing numbers, a burglary takes place approximately every eighteen seconds in the United States. That adds up to about 4,800 burglaries every day. Though it is a big number, it reiterates just how important safety is in homes. The more you know the better chances you have to protect you and your family.
1.Burglars tend to avoid homes with security systems.
This may not come to a shock for most, but it is in fact backed by multiple studies that burglars tend to avoid homes that have security systems. Most importantly, use the yard signs that are given to you when you do have a system so tempted burglars are aware and those around you as well.
2. Most burglaries take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Contrary to popular belief, most burglaries will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is the most common time frame in which people are at work or school therefore reducing the chance of the burglar being caught. Install motion-activated home security cameras so you can check on your home throughout the day.
3. The majority of break-ins are committed by burglars who live nearby.
Now this could be a scary one and also depends on where you live as well. However it is true that the majority of break-ins are committed by someone who lives within two miles of the target home. They are able to learn the family’s daily schedule and strike when they know someone isn’t home. Make sure to switch up your routine throughout the week and have someone watch your home if you go on vacation.
4. An astonishing 34% of burglars enter through the front door.
As scary as it may be, burglars are not afraid to walk through the front door or even kick one in to enter a home. Keep your front door locked at all times and if you have an older door be sure to get it replaced because it could be made easier for someone to get in.