Crime Facts and Information

Did You Know?

  • 2 in 3 homes will be the victim of a burglary over the next twenty years
  • A residential burglary occurs every 15.1 seconds
  • More than 50% of all felony murders occur during a burglary or robbery
  • 90% of all break-ins involve the use of a door
  • Average break-in takes 10 -11 minutes
  • 85% of burglars are 14-21 years old
  • 80% of burglaries are drug related
  • 50% of burglars are someone you would recognize
  • The avreage loss of a break-in is $2000
  • The first place a burglar will go is the Master Bedroon (cash / jewelry)
  • Over 50% of break-ins occur between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Criminal Types

>> Thieves receive an average of 10% of the value of stolen goods

Professional:

  • Plans thoroughly
  • Seeks high value items
  • Targets specific items

Vandals:

  • Can be gang related
  • Widespread and thoughtless destruction

Predator:

  • Preys on women and children
  • Preys on senior citizens

Drug Addicts:

  • Careless
  • Most dangerous

Juvenile:

  • Will burglarize on a dare.
  • Has nothing to fear (dangerous)

Do You Need A Security System?

  • Do you have children?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you travel?
  • Are you away from your home during the day?
    • During the night?
    • Weekends?
  • Do you have valuables or sentimental items that cannot be replaced?
  • Could you benefit from a reduction in your homeowners insurance?
  • Do you have a second home?
  • Do you have elderly parent or special needs person?

You are 400% less likely to be burglarized with a monitored ADT / NWS System