Interesting Security Facts

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Interesting Security Facts

  1. About 30 percent of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door
  2. The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months.
  3. Homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into.
  4. Renters are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners.
  5. Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins.
  6. 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States.
  7. In the U.S. a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds.
  8. Only 17% of the homes in U.S. have a security system.
  9. 2,500+ cars stolen per day… almost 2 cars a minute.
  10. Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence.
  11. July and August are the most frequent months for break-ins.
  12. February is the least frequent month for home break-ins.
  13. 38% of all assaults occur during a home invasion.
  14. 60% of all reported rapes occur during a home invasion.
  15. Homes on a corner lot are more likely to be burglarized.
  16. If your home has had a burglary, the odds of being burglarized again dramatically increase.
  17. Statistics show that 80% of all break-ins are through a door. Doors with low visibility from the street and neighbors are particularly vulnerable.

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