Home Security Facts and Statistics

Last updated: February 13, 2024

 

Did you know that in the United States, a home is burglarized every 15 seconds? Or that an estimated 522,500 structure fires occur each year, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries? These statistics highlight the importance of having a home security system in place to protect your loved ones and your belongings.

Burglary Facts

FBI reported that there were 847,522 burglaries in 2022 plus approximately 1.5 million burglaries go unreported every year according to the Department Of Justice. That’s 1 burglary per 50 properties, 1 burglary every 4.5 seconds.

For more burglary facts and statistics visit Burglary FAQ

Sources: FBI UCR 2018, BJS Criminal Victimization (Table 4), BJS Crime and Drug Data, BJS National Crime Victimization Survey

Hate Crime Facts

According to the FBI there were 11,634 reported hate crime incidents in 2022, which is 794 more than in 2021.
66.1% of these incidents were crimes against persons, followed by 31.8% against property and 2.1% against society.
Hate Crime

Source: FBI UCR Hate Crime Statistics, Department of Justice – Hate Crimes

Fire Facts

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 522,500 structure fires in the U.S. in 2022. (source NFPA). Sadly, these fires resulted in 2,910 civilian fire deaths and 11,720 civilian injuries. The estimated direct property damage reached $15 billion in 2022.

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Fire Frequency:

While data doesn’t provide an exact time between fires, 2022 statistics suggest a fire occurring roughly every **63 seconds**, highlighting the importance of preparedness.

Leading Causes:

Escape Time:

Experts recommend aiming to evacuate within **2 minutes** after a fire alarm sounds. Every second is crucial, so ensure a practiced escape plan is in place for everyone in your household.

Fire Temperature and Duration:

Remember:

Fire safety is paramount. Always:

Sources: NFPA Fire Statistics, USFA Statistics

Carbon Monoxide and Flooding Facts

Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas can cause sudden illness and death, is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned.

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Sources: CDC, FEMA

Don’t Become a Statistic

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Break-ins can be devastating. Homes with security systems are 3X safer. Take action now and install an ADT security system to avoid being a statistic. 24/7 monitoring. Trusted for over 140 years.

Sources: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2016 Uniform 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.
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