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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • A burglary is committed every 15 seconds in the United States
  • In 6 out of 10 burglaries, there is no forced entry - the crooks gets in a door or window or finds a key
  • Thieves usually spend less than two minutes trying to get a window or door open before giving up and looking for an easier target
  • Most of 2+ million targets are residences
  • Average loss is a little over $1,600
  • Stolen goods are rarely recovered. Average return rate - about 15%
  • Arrests are made in only 13% of cases
  • Nearly 85% of burglaries occur in large metropolitan areas
  • Most residential burglaries occur in broad daylight - from 9AM to 3PM when no one is home
  • July and August are the busiest months (followed by typical holidays - Thanksgiving and Christmas) when families are on vacation or crack windows for air circulation
  • Cleveland ranks #7 in the US for most dangerous cities (up to #12 in 2004) The number of instances of murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft all increased
  • Cleveland is the #2 city in Ohio for burglaries (behind Columbus) with a reported 8,577 burglaries - up from 8,136 in 2004.
  • By taking some relatively simple and inexpensive precautions, you can make your house a difficult - and less attractive - target for thieves

 

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