Lydia McAllister https://www.lemonade.com 1m 263
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Burglaries occur on average every 30 seconds in America.
While the pandemic has made it a bit tougher for potential burglars to strike as more of us are working from home during the daytime hours, burglaries are still prevalent.
To help you safeguard your home and your belongings, we’ve compiled a collection of burglary statistics that highlight the trends and habits of burglars.
Most break-ins occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Jacksonville State University)
The FBI reported 290,909 daytime burglaries compared to 195,884 nighttime burglaries in 2019. (FBI)
A household member is home during roughly 28% of burglaries. (ADT)
Most burglaries occur during July and August, while February is the month with the least amount of burglaries. (SafeAtLast)
34% of burglars enter through an unlocked front door. (ADT)
23% of burglars entered a home through a first-floor window. (ADT)
22% of burglars entered through a back door. (ADT)
Second-floor windows were the least common form of entry for burglars, with only 2% of home break-ins occurring this way. (ADT)
100% of convicted burglars surveyed said they knocked on the front door of a home before breaking in. (KGW8)
The average burglary lasts 10 minutes or less. (FBI)
Money was the most common type of property stolen in 2019—and also the least recovered, with a recovery rate of just 2.6%. (FBI)
About 75% of burglars targeted the bedroom as the first place they’d look for valuables. (NBC New York)
We hope these statistics help you better understand the habits and mindset of burglars so that you can better protect your home. This visual from Lemonade offers even more statistics and tips for preventing burglaries.