The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that burglaries occur within the United States every 15.4 seconds. While not all of these crimes are reported, approximately two million home burglaries are. Residential home break-ins account for approximately 66% of the total number of burglaries that occur within this country. Unfortunately, just ten percent of these and other types of burglaries are solved. This includes burglaries that occur in apartments, houses, retail stores, and other business establishments.
Why Residential Burglaries Are Common
One of the reasons why residential burglaries are a common occurrence is due to the fact that burglars are searching for items that they can sell as soon as possible. Many of these items tend to be on the small side and expensive, such as jewelry, laptops, and other electronic devices. Handguns and oth