Interview With a Burglar – Downloadable E-Book

What makes burglars tick? Why do they do what they do? Our new downloadable e-book is based on information collected from over 400 convicted career burglars in a study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It helps us understand what they are looking for when they break in, the methods they use, and even the most common reasons for committing burglaries.

With a burglary occurring in the United States every 15 seconds, it’s important for us to understand how and why this happens. In this e-book, we explore three main topics: burglary in America, why and how burglars break in, and what you can do about it.

Burglary in America

Chances are, you know someone who has been a victim of burglary. Perhaps you have been a victim yourself. Millions of break-ins occur every year in the United States amounting to property loss, damage and traumatic experiences for homeowners. In fact, it’s not uncommon for thieves to strike the same home two or more times. Use this e-book to get an overview of the vast problem burglary poses to society and take in some seriously interesting statistics while you’re at it!

Why and How Burglars Break In

Are most burglars looking for drugs or money? Maybe electronics? How often is it planned? The first section of our e-book takes a look at the motivations behind burglary. The 422 interviewed burglars had been arrested for burglary anywhere from one to 100 times, and many are seen as being “career” thieves – having burglarized many residences and businesses in their time. When reading this section, you’ll find that most burglars are desperate for a handful of items and break in for a variety of reasons.

What You Can Do About It

Since we all know that home thefts are an American problem and have begun to understand how and why they occur, the next step is to explore how exactly we can combat them. You might be surprised to learn some of the easy steps you can take to make your home a less attractive target to burglars and even preventative measures you can implement in the event someone does try to break in.


Not only is this e-book informative, it’s a very interesting read! You’ll find some great statistics and tips you never knew about. We hope you can use this e-book to better understand burglary and the ways you can fight back. Have any thoughts or opinions about burglary? Have a story to tell? Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to continue the conversation!