According to the FBI there is a burglary every 15 seconds. In San Jose alone there are roughly 4,000 burglaries every year, which equates to more than 10 per day. With permission from the San Jose Police Department, we have condensed the tips from their burglary prevention resource page into an easy-to-read overview as well as an infographic that will help you keep your home from becoming a target.
According to the San Jose PD, Burglars are looking for easy targets. They need homes that they can get in and out of quickly and that allow them to do so undetected.
Key Principle: Convince Would-be Thieves that Your Home is Too Difficult to Burglarize
FACT: According to the FBI 30% of burglaries are “unlawful entry,” meaning the intruder gains entry without breaking in, usually through an unlocked door.
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San Jose Police Department’s Crime Prevention Tips — Burglary: http://www.sjpd.org/BFO/Community/Crimeprev/PreventionTips/Prevent_Burglary.html
San Jose Burglary Stats https://www.sjpd.org/records/crime-stats-maps
FBI Statistics https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/burglary
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