June 16, 2023

What Times Do Most Burglaries Occur?...

Knowing when crooks strike can help keep you safe

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Contrary to many media depictions only half of home burglaries occur in the dead of night while the family is quietly tucked in bed. According to a recent analysis by a leading national security systems provider, 50.3% of burglaries occur at night between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. while the other half (49.7%) happen in daylight hours.

Given these stats along with a rise in reported home invasions nationally, it makes good sense for homeowners with installed security systems to “arm” their systems in “stay” mode when they turn in for the night.  Typically, “stay mode” will arm all exterior openings like doors and windows, but not any interior motion detectors, which allows occupants to move about inside the home freely without tripping an alarm. 

Burglary rates differ greatly when compared to overall crime. Twice as much crime occurs during the daylight hours — between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.– as occurs at night — from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. More specifically, the three most common times at which any crime will be committed are 12 midnight (6%), 12 noon (5.8%) and 5 p.m. (5.8%).

Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of the people you love.  To update or install a new security system in your home, reach out to a security company you trust or complete the form below.

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