Information you may not know
KGW news asked anonymous questions to 86 inmates for burglary crimes and you may be surprised with the answers.
When asked what time they would typically attempt to break in, all responded between 12:30p.m.-2:33p.m. (the hours they know people are usually not home). When asked if the alarm went off upon intrusion, all responded they left immediately after the alarm went off fearing the horns would draw unwanted attention. When asked if they knocked on the door before going in, all responded they would ring the door bell to make sure no one was home. If someone came to the door they would make something up as to why they were there.
1 burglary happens in America every 15 seconds. (5,800 per day)
Burglars tend to target private homes over businesses.
The majority of break-ins are committed by burglars who live nearby.
Most burglars enter through the front door, back door or window.
60% of burglars use forcible entry.
Most criminals burglarize a home in less then 10 minutes with the master bedroom being the first room they usually go to.
The average property loss per burglary is over $2,250.
Someone is home in every 3 out of 10 burglaries.
Burglars who attempt to break in homes with a security system tend to flee immediately after hearing the security system and horns go off.