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.
The most common causes for fires in homes from 1992-2002, starts with number one cooking equipment, followed by heating equipment, intentional causes, open flame, electrical distribution equipment, appliances and finally smoking material.
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