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Home Invasion Statistics

Property Crime Facts (According to the FBI in the US: www.fbi.gov):

  • One property crime happens every 3 seconds.
  • One burglary occurs every 10 seconds.
  • One violent crime occurs every  20 seconds.
  • One aggravated assault occurs every 35 seconds.
  • One robbery occurs every 60 seconds, or 1 minute.
  • One forcible rape occurs every 2 minutes.
  • There were over 2 million burglaries in 2005.
  • An increase in burglary offenses was the only property crime to increase in 2005 compared with the prior year data.

Home Invasion Facts:

  • According to a United States Department of Justice report:
    • 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.
    • 1 of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion. That's over 2,000,000 homes!
  • According to Statistics Canada, there has been an average of 289,200 home invasions annually over the last 5 years.
  • Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America
  • According to Statistics U.S.A., there was an average of 3,600,000 home invasions annually between 1994 and 2000.

Reasons to Report on Lock Bumping:

  • At one Web site, $17.99 can buy a set of six bump keys made from solid brass. They are for the five most commonly used keys in the United States: Kwikset, Schlage, Yale, Dexter, Weiser, and Master Lock.
  • Lock bumping is not a new technique but it's rapidly spreading across the nation because of the Internet. 
  • Thieves can unlock 90% of doors with Lock Bumping.
  • If your house was broken into through bumping, the lock would still work just fine and you would never know.
  • When lock bumping occurs, insurance companies will deny claims because there is no proof of forced entry.
  • Experts say no traditional lock is bump proof.
  • Newer locks provide less protection than older ones, because they are cleaner.
  • ­The only true bump-proof lock is an electronic keypad, which is too big and expensive for most people.
  • If you have the properly prepared bump key, it requires little to no skill.

 


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