The Numbers Game: Burglary Statistics

If you break it down, burglary is a numbers game. A burglary happens once every 15 seconds. The average time spent trying to break into a home is 60 seconds. The average time a burglar stays in your home to steal your valuables is under 10 minutes. The average loss per burglary is $1,600. 30% of burglaries are residential. 62% of burglaries occur during the daytime. The majority of burglaries occur between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. 80% of burglars enter through your front door. Nearly 30 percent of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door. 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. Less than 14% of reported burglaries are solved, and only 15% of stolen property is ever recovered. 47% of the nation’s burglaries occur in the South. 24% in the West. 19% in the Midwest and 10% in the Northeast. 70% of arrested burglars are white. 86% are male. More than 50% of burglars live within 2 miles of the home they burglarize. Approximately 85% of all burglaries occur in large metropolitan areas and 85% of burglaries are from non-professionals. 33% of residential assaults are the result of a burglary. Looking at these statistics can help you break down how to best prevent these burglaries from ever happening in the first place.

The Most Alarming Burglary Statistic

Perhaps the most alarming statistic (pun intended), however, is that less than 20% of homes in the United States have home security systems. Homes without home security systems are 2-300% more likely to be broken into. Read that one more time: Less than 20% of homes in the United States have home security systems. Without a home security system, you are 2-3 times more likely to be broken into. At Protect America, nothing is more important to us than your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of your home and valuables. That’s why we offer the best home security systems at the cheapest prices. There is a reason we are consistently rated among the best home security system providers year after year, and it’s because we pride ourselves on offering the best deals to keep you, your family and your home and your valuables safe. If you still don’t have a home security system installed in your home, contact us today at 888-951-5136 or fill out the form on the right. At Protect America, keeping you safe is our number one priority!