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The Average Loss in a Residential Burglary was ,079 in 2008

Interesting Statistics & Facts About Home Burglary – 2008

  • In 2008, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries-an increase of 2.0 percent when compared with 2007 data
  • There was an increase of 3.6 percent in the number of burglaries in 2008 when compared with the 2004 estimate and an increase of 5.8 percent when compared with the 1999 estimate.
  • Burglary accounted for 22.7 percent of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2008.
  • Of all burglaries, 61.2 percent involved forcible entry, 32.3 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder (6.4 percent) were forcible entry attempts.
  • Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated .6 billion in lost property in 2008; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was ,079
  • In 2007, burglary offenses cost victims an estimated .3 billion in lost property; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was ,991.
  • Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 70.3 percent of all burglary offenses.

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!


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