Home Security Facts
- 2010 recorded 2.2 million burglaries.
- Average loss due to burglary was $2,119.
- 90% of all break-ins involve the use of a door.
- 85% of burglars are male 14-21 years old.
- 80% of all burglaries are drug related.
- 50% would be someone you would recognize.
- The first place a criminal goes is the Master Bedroom for cash and Jewelry.
- Most residential burglaries occur during the day.
- Approximately 1.6 million fires occur each year.
- More than 19,000 deaths and injures come from fires each year.
- Property loss totals accrued to an estimated $11.3 billion in 2010.
- 44% of all fires start in the kitchen.
- 11% start with the dryer.
- 19% start with the heating cooling unit.
- The leading cause of residential fires other than accidental is electrical.
- You have less than 4 minutes to escape a fire.
- Average fire burns at 1000 degrees.
- Average fire burns for 37 minutes before someone outside sees it.
Carbon Monoxide and Flooding Facts
- Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for 18,000 deaths every year and around 100,000 seek medical attention.
- Few homeowner’s policies actually cover flood damage.
- Flooding accounts for more than $1 billion each year in property damage in the United States.
Don't Become a Statistic
- 1 out of every 5 homes will have a burglary, fire or carbon monoxide poisoning over the next 6 years.
- 9 out of 10 convicted burglars agreed that they would avoid a house protected by an alarm system.
- An ADT alarm system can help make your home 3 times less likely to be burglarized.
- 1 out of every 3 homes will suffer from a medical emergency this year.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2008 National Crime Report.
Simon Hakim, Temple University.
International Association of Chiefs of Police.
National Fire Protection Association.
National Safety Council.
Journal of the American Medical Association.