Home invasions and burglaries are an all too familiar occurrence for many families around the country. While many people feel relatively safe in their communities a home invasion can occur at any time, and has become more prevalent in recent years. Many people are unaware of the risk of a break-in and how to prevent one. Today we’ll share some common burglary statistics and show you how a home security system can greatly alter the likelihood of having your home invaded.
Here are a few startling statistics about home invasions and robberies for the year 2012.
- There were over 2M home invasions, and over 300,000 burglaries as a result
- Almost 2/3 of home invasions have forced entry into the home
- On average, burglars spend about 60 seconds inside the home
- Homes without a home security system installed a 3 times more likely to be burglarized
These are some pretty heavy stats. It only takes a minute (literally!) for a burglar to break-in and turn your life upside down. Now for some statistics that should put us at ease.
- 3 out 4 uncompleted intrusions are credited to a home security system
- Homes with a security system installed have a significantly lesser chance of being burglarized
- 9 out of 10 convicted burglars state they avoided homes with a home security system installed
- Homes located in plain view without a lot of shrubbery are less likely to be burglarized
As you can see, installing a home security system has its advantages. Of course, home security systems can do much more than just protect your home. They can also save you money on your energy bills, and allow you to control home appliances and your security system from anywhere using a smartphone or computer.
Inclosing, we always advocate for installing a home security system, and these statistics only reinforce that sentiment. If you want your home to be fully protected and prevent burglary, installing a home security system is the most effective method.