Burglary facts

According to Alarm Org:

  • A burglary occurs every 15 seconds.
  • Around 60% of burglars use forcible entry to gain access to a home. More than 30% of burglars enter residences through an unlocked door, window and other opening without force.
  • Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. The more difficult it is to gain access, the more likely a burglar will reconsider the attack.
  • Most convicted burglars (90%) say they avoid homes with alarm.
  • About 74% of uncompleted intrusions can be credited to an audible alarm.
  • Homes without alarm systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than those with an alarm system.


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