The More You Know, The Better Off You’ll Be

09 May The More You Know, The Better Off You’ll Be

ImageFor this blog we want to look at some of the most recent statistics for burglaries. By better understanding the crime, we can do more to protect ourselves and our valuables.

  • Homes are targeted in at least 70% of burglaries
  • The average arrest rate for burglaries in the U.S. is only 13%. If your home is broken into, the chances of recovering your stolen possessions are small
  • Most burglaries occur between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and more occur during warm weather than during cold weather
  • A typical burglary lasts from 90 seconds to 12 minutes
  • Regionally, the South accounts for 47% of burglaries. The Midwest and West each account for 21%, and the Northeast accounts for the remaining 11%
  • Most burglars are under age 25
  • Over half (56%) of burglars are white and 31% are Hispanic
  • Almost all (95%) burglars are male
  • Most burglars already have a rap sheet, due to robbery, assault or drug-related offenses
  • In 2012, the average loss per break-in in the U.S. was $1,675
  • 34% of burglars enter through front door
  • The master bedroom is the first room targeted
  • Every year there are approximately 2.2 million burglaries in the U.S.; on average 1 burglary every 14 to 15 seconds
  • A home without a security system is 3 times more likely to be broken into than a home with a security system

That last stat is critical. The best deterrent to intrusion is a monitored home alarm system. Remember, too, that the alarm system won’t do you any good if the alert never reaches the monitoring center. Only systems with cellular monitoring are truly safe. Security One is a leader in wireless and cellular home security as well as being an award winning alarm company in the U.S.


Security One provides with wireless equipment and cellular monitoring.  From Day 1 we recognized the critical safety benefits of these technologies. The Security One alarm system is also more complete than most other offerings, automatically protecting you from fire, from intrusions and medical emergencies. Studies show that Security One guarantees the best overall value, best customer service and advanced interactive features for mobility and control.

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