Chance of Being Burglarized

March 14, 2013

In a year-long period of time, some statistics state that a home has a one-in-four chance of being burglarized (Note: This is without paying attention to circumstantial situations). The Greenwich Study of Residential Security provided some interesting statistics about the different percentage of homes that were burglarized with and without alarm systems. According to this particular study, a home without an alarm system is from 2.7 to 3.5 times more likely to be burglarized than a home that has a burglar alarm. In this study, the importance of displaying a security “Alarm Sign” (which is included with most all monitored security systems) was also highlighted. Since the Canadian homeowners in the study often failed to display their signs due to heavy snow, the benefit of having an alarm system was slightly lower for residents in that category.

Another interesting statistic (from a study by the National Burglar and Fire Association) was that 9 out of 10 convicted burglars admitted that they would avoid stealing from a house that had a monitored security system.

When a monitored security system is combined with other security features (such as deadbolt locks, security lights and video surveillance), the chance of being burglarized drops even further. One statistic even stated that homes that use combined security measures have less than a 1% chance of being successfully burglarized.

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