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Home Burglary Infographic

Safety Team
Updated Jan 28, 2021
3 min read

Home Burgarly Statistics

  • A burglary occurs approximately ever 14.4 seconds in the U.S
  • Homes in the suburbs are 1.5X more likely to be burglarized then urban areas
  • A home that doesn't have a security system in 2-3X more likely to be broke into
  • The highest burglary rate time of day are between 9AM-3PM, when no one is suspected to be at home
  • 65% of residential burglaries occurs during the day
  • Burglar average 8-12 minutes in the home
  • Police only recover about 15% of the property stolen from burglaries
  • Only about 14% of homes in the U.S. have home security systems

Are you at risk?

Most Burglarized Cities (per capita)

  • Pine Bluff, AR – 1988
  • Santé Fe, NM – 1967
  • Fayetteville, NC – 1964
  • Hot Springs, AR – 1817
  • Lawton, OR – 1663
  • Toledo, OH -1580
  • Flint, MI – 1571
  • Mobile, AL – 1481
  • Little Rock, AR – 1470
  • Monroe, LA – 1466

Casing a House: What is a Thief Looking For

  • Homes that look like no one will be returning to soon - no lights on, mail in mailbox, newspaper left in driveway
  • Places to hide - tall thick trees and shrubbery near the house
  • Security (or lack thereof) - alarm signs in yard, security cameras
  • A way in - front door (34%), back door (22%), garage (9%)

Room Priorities for Theft

  • Master bedroom
  • Office
  • Den
  • Formal rooms

Popular Loot

  • Jewelry
  • Cash
  • Guns
  • Electronics
  • Office equipment
  • Household goods
  • Tools
  • Your identity

Protecting Your Home from Burglary

  • Get a home security system
  • Deadbolt locks on all doors
  • Big reflective address number for authorities to locate in an emergency
  • Never put your name on your mailbox
  • Keep point of entry well lit
  • Spare key


  • http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/ittakesathief/ittakesathief.html
  • http://simplisafe.com/blog/home-security-top-10-common-stolen-items-from-a-burglar
  • http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/property-crime/burglary
  • http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/security/10-ways-to-break-into-a-house.htm

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