Various Burglary Statistics
Do you need a
home security system? Some people feel quite secure in their neighborhood
and they think that their home is just as secure as it can be. In
fact, just about everyone feels that way until something bad actually
happens. With this in mind, we have prepared some of the basic crime
and burglary statistics. This is not done as a 'scare tactic' but
rather to simply let you know what you may be up against. After
reading these statistics you may feel differently about home
security equipment. You may even want to go ahead and get a
full-blown monitored home security
system so that you can have a better chance at beating the odds
of becoming a statistic yourself! With that said, here are the statistics
that are not being used to scare you:
Feet - Exterior lighting needs to bright enough for you to see
- The cost of a complete home security system from X10.
- The remaining number of home burglary, fire and crime statistics
that are listed on this page.
thousand - The approximate number of people who are victimized
of household fires could have been prevented.
% of home security owners are satisfied with their alarm systems.
of US homes have at least one smoke alarm installed.
of homeowners have a garage. This is one point of entrance that
of emergency calls end up being false alarms.
of murder offenders were males.
of police believe home monitored alarms help deter burglary attempts.
of all burglaries go unsolved.
of all burglaries are residential in nature.
of all home burglaries are considered to be preventable.
of burglaries occur when people are at home.
of burglar alarms were not switched on or being used properly
of the Nationís burglaries took place in metro areas.
of crimes are not related to motor vehicle theft.
of all U.S. fire deaths occur in the home.
of residential intrusions occur through the first floor
of break-ins occur through a locked door
of Americans feel that they are at risk for burglary.
billion - The cost of crime for the criminal justice system
of all crimes are property crimes.
Seconds - A residential fire occurs every 76 seconds.
of criminals are back on the streets in four years or less.
people serving a criminal sentence are currently on probation
of burglars said that they would still rob a house if it had an
- It is estimated that you can cut your risks of being burglarized
by having a home security system installed by one of the monitoring
of murders in 1995 included the use of firearms.
of the burglars use some amount force to enter a dwelling
- The number of strange crime statistics that you have left to
of the home invasion cases, the victim and accused were strangers.
of all burglars gain entrance somewhere other than the front door.
of all burglary offenses in 2005 were of residential structures.
or older - When compared with other age groups, persons age 65
or older were disproportionately affected by property crimes.
billion has been spent on private protection.
of residential burglaries in 2006 took place during the day.
- Forcible entry burglaries accounted for 62% of burglary offenses.
of residential burglaries in 2005 for which time of occurrence
was known took place during the day, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
of attempted burglaries on homes that have a home security alarm
system are unsuccessful.
of burglaries occur while a home is occupied.
of burglars come right through your front door.
Seconds - The average amount of time it takes a burglar to gain
entrance to a home.
of offenders are over the age of 25.
- A home without a security system is 55% more likely to be burglarized.
of home security system owners are unsure of how to operate their
- worldwide, home burglaries have dropped around 53% over the
last 10 years.
Minutes - The average amount of time that it takes a home security
specialist to do an in-home protection evaluation.
percent of violent criminals were discharged from prison in two
years or less.
- The number of states where home security systems are available.
of all home fire deaths resulted from fires that were reported
between 10:00 PM. and 06:00 am.
of arsons are directed at single-family dwellings.
- Daytime burglaries have jumped 47% in the United States.
of home security system owners feel that they know how to operate
of rapes occur in broad daylight.
of burglars arrested were under the age of 25.
of crimes were forcible rapes.
of the total robberies committed in 2001 involved firearms.
of alarmed homes that were burglarized, the security system was
not turned on.
sexual assaults take place at the victims own home.
of residential burglaries occur when victims are working.
of all robberies are committed with firearms.
- Southern States recorded 37% of all Crime Index offenses.
Convicted offenders actually serve an average of 36% of their
- There is one aggravated assault every 35 seconds.
of burglars entered through the front door.
- Home fire deaths have fallen 33% from 5,200 in 1980 to 3,420
- 32 thousand arrests are made each month.
of all assaults occur during home invasions.
- The average monthly cost for home security monitoring.
- Homes without security systems are about 29% more likely to
be broken into than homes with security systems.
of convicted burglars agreed that they would avoid a house protected
by an alarm system.
of homeowners with security systems set their alarm only when
they go to bed.
- Law enforcement agencies could not determine the time at which
a burglary had occurred 26% of the time.
Seconds - There is one murder every 25 seconds.
- The number of hours per day that your house can be protected
with a security system.
of burglars gain entrance through a first-floor window.
of burglars gain entrance through a back door.
of all crimes are crimes of violence.
- How much you can save on your homeowners insurance by installing
a home security system.
- Burglary accounts for 19% of property crime totals.
of home fire deaths occurred in homes in which a smoke alarm was
people die in home fires every day.
of homes will have a burglary, fire or carbon monoxide poisoning
over the next 6 years.
of American households have a home security system.
Seconds - A burglary takes place in the US every 14 seconds.
of home invasion victims are over the age of 65.
people die each year due to burglar bars blocking their exits
from burning homes.
of home invaders were relatives, friends, or had some type of
of burglaries involve vehicle theft.
of burglars enter through the garage.
- Spending on security products and services is growing at estimated
8% per year.
- 7 Years
- violent criminals serve only 7 years for murder.
of home security system owners donít even turn on their burglar
of home security system owners are dissatisfied with their burglar
of burglars get in through an unlocked entrance.
- 3 violent
crimes are committed for every one police officer.
of burglars entered somewhere on the second floor.
- The average home intrusion causes in excess of $1,000 in damages.
Please note that
these statistics were taken from a number of sources on the internet.
They should not be used for anything other than entertainment purposes.
We make no representation as to the accuracy of any of the figures
and 'statistics' that are listed above. If you want some more reliable
statistics then this FBI
website is highly recommended.
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