Holiday Home Security Statistics and Tips [Infographic]

By: Jordan Grimmer | December 15, 2015 (Edited July 7, 2017)

Holiday Home Security Statistics and Tips Infographic

Holiday Home Security Stats:

  • The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day report the second-highest burglary rates of the year.
  • From 2001 to 2011, the average financial loss due to home burglary (per household) rose from $1,500 to over $2,100.
  • Cities with the most break-ins per 1,000 people:
    • Vallejo, CA: 25.38%
    • Cleveland, OH: 20.94%
    • Little Rock, AR: 19.45%
    • Jackson, MS: $19.35%
    • Flint, MI: 19.10%
  • Approximately 65% of home thefts take place in BROAD DAYLIGHT.
  • And 1 in 3 home thefts are by unforced entry (meaning the door was either unlocked or open).

Holiday Home Security Tips:

  • Crooks are 60% less likely to attempt a burglary if they notice a home security or alarm system on the property.
  • Having a security camera on your front porch can help you keep an eye on package deliveries, or help authorities identify thieves.
  • If you're traveling during the holidays, be careful about what you post on social media. Crooks will be looking for signs that you are not at home.
  • And if you're staying at home, don't let your boxes or packaging pile up outside. This clues burglars into what valuables are inside.

If you're looking for a home security system, but don't know which one is right for you, take a look at our top recommended home security companies.

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Written by Jordan

Jordan Grimmer is the head content manager, editor, and writer at bestcompany.com. He oversees all on-site content production, the bestcompany.com Medium page, as well as his own personal blog. You can follow Jordan on Twitter.

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