Crime facts

Author: Mike   Date Posted:18 June 2013 

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Facts About Burglaries ·  Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a theft. A person can be convicted of burglary even if nothing was actually stolen.
·  On average, a burglary results in a dollar loss of about $2,600.
·  About 30 percent of all burglaries are classified as "unlawful entry," meaning the burglar was able to gain entry without using force —  often through an unlocked door or window.
·  Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential, and of those, 62 percent occur during the daytime. Most burglaries occur between 9  a.m. and 3 p.m., when no one is likely to be at home.
·  Renters are more likely to be the victims of property crime than homeowners.
·  Only 13 percent of reported burglaries are solved, or "cleared," by the police.
·  Nearly 85 percent of all burglaries occur in large metropolitan areas.
·  Only about 15 percent of property stolen in burglaries is recovered by the police.
·  The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months of December and January, when most people are away on holiday.
·  About 30 percent of private homes have security systems. Homes without security systems (and CCTV cameras Brisbane) are two to three times more likely to be broken into.

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