Burglary Statistics Show High Numbers

Every 14.16 seconds, a burglary happens somewhere with burglars spending no more than 60 seconds breaking into a house. About 34 percent of burglars will enter through the front door, while 23 percent go through a first-floor window and 22 percent use the back door. Many citizens are not conscious of always securing their homes, which results in 12 percent of burglaries occurring through unlocked doors and 41 percent of burglaries on houses whose alarm security systems were not turned on. You might have thought burglary doesn't happen very often because it's not headlining the news, but we'll show you statistics that will make you double check to make sure your doors are locked.