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Certain things belong under lock and key, and these include precious metals and high-value jewelry. If you don’t believe your home could become a target for thieves, you would be mistaken. All homeowners are vulnerable, and the statistics tell the story. In 2021 alone, an estimated 899,700 burglary cases were reported across the United States. Each year, home burglaries account for an average of 15 percent of property crimes in the United States.
When you take pride in owning heirloom jewelry or an expensive engagement ring, for instance, these stunning pieces need to be safely stored when not being worn. You should take every possible measure to prevent your jewelry from falling into the wrong hands because burglars will seize any opportunity to take anything of value.
Typically, they search for small, expensive items that can be easily converted to cash and won’t hinder their getaway. Unfortunately, jewelry ranks among the most stolen items in home burglaries. Jewelry can be pawned for quick money. To prevent this from happening, keep those beautiful baubles out of sight and securely tucked away where thieves cannot access them. You can consider using a hidden safe or a home safe bolted to the floor for storing valuable items.
- In 2021, an estimated 899,700 burglary cases were reported across the United States. (statista)
- $737,294,919,165 worth of property was stolen from homes in 2021. (ForbesHome)
- 34% of burglars use the front door when breaking into a home. (ADT)
- A home burglary happens once every 25.7 seconds. (FBI)
- About 75% of burglars target the master bedroom as the first place to look for valuables.(NBC New York)