The Hard Security Facts:
Homes without security systems are about 3 times more likely to be broken into than homes with security systems.
Most (62.4%) of residential burglaries in 2005 for which time of occurrence was known took place during the day, between 6 am and 6 pm.
A burglary takes place in the U.S every 14.6 seconds according to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program Crime Clock.
Burglary accounted for 21.2% of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2005.
Kitchens are the leading area of origin for home structure fires (34%) and civilian home fire injuries (33%).
* Source: National Fire Protection Association (www.NFPA.org)
* Source: National Burg and Fire Alarm Association
* Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report