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Did you know that most burglaries occur during daylight hours when victims of burglary are either at school or work? Data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2015 shows that an average property loss accounted for $2,316 per break in. With an estimated 1,579,527 acknowledged housebreaks, victims suffered over $3.6 billion in property losses. Although that number has decreased by 0.6 percent from 2015 to 2016, these numbers do not account for any additional psychological costs to the homeowners.
It is unfortunate that no one is completely relieved from burglary. Whether you’re looking to protect your home while you are away on vacation or simply away at work, your first line of defense is to obstruct burglars and not make your home a target.
Use these suggestions to help protect your home while you are away:
Use the Safe Planning Checklist to keep your home safe at all times of day and when traveling.