US Home Burglary and Robbery Statistics

US Home Burglary and Robbery Statistics

Home Burglary Statistics in the US

A home burglary occurs every 14 seconds within the United States commonly between the times 10:00am and 3:00pm when residents are at work or school. Here is a listing of the most common entry points homes are broken into.

Common Entry Points of Break In

• 34% are through the front door.
• 23% are through the first floor window.
• 22% are through the back door.
• 9% are through the garage.
• 6% are through the storage area.
• 4% are through the basement.
• 2% are through a second floor entry point.

Burglary’s cost an average of $4.6 billion in lost and damaged property each year. 13% of police clear reported burglaries and rarely catch the thief in the act. The most common months for burglaries to occur is July and August with February being the most infrequent. The average burglar only spends 8 to 12 minutes in your home.

How Burglar Break In and What They Steal

The common burglar enters through a door or window and uses common tools around the house such as a hammer, crow bar, or screw driver to gain entry. While 70% of burglars use some form of force to enter the home, easy access through an open entry point is preferred.

Common items of theft are cash, jewelry, guns, watches, laptops, tablets, DVRs and other small electronic devices. The common burglar are young males under the age of 25 seeking small expensive items they can use to convert to cash for living expenses or drugs.
Posted on Jul 13, 2013


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