Home Security Facts and Statistics

Last updated: March 23, 2018

Burglary Facts

FBI reported that there were 1,515,096 burglaries in 2016. According to a survey done by the Department Of Justice approximately 1.5 million burglaries go unreported every year. That’s 1 burglary per 50 properties, 1 burglary every 10.5 seconds. (2017 FBI and DOJ crime reports will be available at a later date in 2018).

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Sources: FBI UCR 2016, BJS Criminal Victimization (Table 4), BJS Crime and Drug Data, BJS National Crime Victimization Survey

Hate Crime Facts

Hate crime surged 8% in 2016 and it’s expected to spike even higher in 2017. In 2016, law enforcement agencies participated in the Hate Crime Statistics Program reported 6,121 hate crime incidents involving 7,321 offenses. (2017 FBI hate crime report will be available at a later date in 2018).
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Source: FBI UCR Hate Crime Statistics 2016

Fire Facts

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1.3 million fires in 2016. 475,500 fires were home structure fires causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.

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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

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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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