2007 FBI Crime Report

The Average Loss in a Residential Burglary was $1,991 in 2007

Interesting Statistics & Facts About Home Burglary – 2007

  • In 2007, there were an estimated 2,179,140 burglaries-a decrease of 0.2 percent when compared with 2006 data.
  • An examination of 5- and 10-year trends revealed an increase of 1.1 percent in the number of burglaries when compared with the 2003 estimate and a decline of 6.6 percent when compared with the 1998 estimate.
  • Burglary accounted for 22.1 percent of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2007.
  • Of all burglaries, 61.1 percent involved forcible entry, 32.4 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder (6.5 percent) were forcible entry attempts.
  • The average dollar loss per burglary was a stunning ,834.
  • In 2007, burglary offenses cost victims an estimated .3 billion in lost property; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was ,991.
  • Burglary of residential properties accounted for 67.9 percent of all burglary offenses.
  • Offenses for which time of occurrence was known showed that 57.4 percent of burglaries took place during the day and 42.6 percent at night
  • Offenses for which time of occurrence was known showed that more residential burglaries (63.6 percent) occurred during the daytime while 56.4 percent of nonresidential burglaries occurred during nighttime hours

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!