Feeling safe and secure in your living environment is a critical part of making home feel like home. As a result, most people don’t like to think about the fact that their house could be vulnerable to break-in or burglary. Yet there were 1,230,149 burglaries in 2018 alone, resulting in an average loss of $2,799 for each affected homeowner.
Being prepared with safety measures is an important part of burglary prevention, and maintaining a home insurance policy to cover damages is essential should the worst happen.
We ran a survey to find out how well informed Americans are on home break-in trends and found:
- 70% of Americans don’t know home break-ins peak during summer.
- Only 17% of Americans know what time of day home break-ins are most likely to occur.
- 54% of Americans don’t have a home security system.