2005 FBI Crime Report

The Average Loss in a Residential Burglary was $1,725 in 2005

Interesting Statistics & Facts About Home Burglary – 2005

  • In 2005, law enforcement agencies reported an estimated 2,154,126 burglary offenses-a 0.5-percent increase compared with 2004 data.
  • An examination of 5- and 10-year trends revealed a 1.8-percent increase in the number of burglaries compared with the 2001 estimate, and a 14.1-percent decline from the 1996 number.
  • Burglary accounted for 21.2 percent of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2005.
  • The average dollar loss per burglary offense in 2005 was ,725.
  • Of all burglary offenses in 2005, 65.8 percent were of residential structures.
  • Most (62.4 percent) of residential burglaries in 2005 for which time of occurrence was known took place during the day, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • BAmong burglaries of nonresidential structures when time of occurrence was known, 58.0 percent occurred at night.

It doesn’t take much to protect your home from a burglar. You just needto know how to do it. An estimated 34 percent of burglars entered the home through the front door. Another 23 percent entered through a first floor window. The next 22 percent entered through the back door. By protecting your main floow windows, front and back door, you can greatly reduce if not eliminate the change of burglar in your home.

You can learn how to protect your home by reading our Home Burglary Prevention Tips!