In the United States, a home burglary takes place every 14 seconds.
The most popular items taken are jewelry, watches, guns, laptop computers, DVD players, and other small appliances.
The average cost of goods taken during a home burglary: $1,864.
The average amount of time a burglar was in a home: 6 minutes.
A survey conducted at Temple University in Pennsylvania showed that 81% of residential burglaries occurred on the first floor of the building. Thirty-four percent (34%) of the intruders entered through the front door; 23% through a first floor window; 22% through the back door; 9% through the garage; 4% through the basement; 4% through an unlocked entrance; 2% through a storage area; and only 2% entered anywhere on the second floor.
Homes without security systems, are about 3 times more likely to be broken into, than homes with security.