Optimistic thoughts are great. Still, one should take as much precautions as he can afford. If its not to much of a hassle, Its better safe then sorry right?
So now with these optimistic thoughts shattered, lets stop thinking our house is that special and tackle the stats.
some data from FBI Report:
– In 2011, there were an estimated 2,188,005 burglaries—an increase of 0.9 percent when compared with 2010 data
– Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.8 billion in lost property in 2011; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,185.
– Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 74.5 percent of all burglary offenses
where do you live?
From the FBI Annual Crime in the U.S. Report:
From the data given in the chart, in Australia for example – there is a 1.5% chance for your house to be burglarized in the coming year. And this is only by numbers recorded by police – adding the non recorded burglaries, the chances are even higher. For the less secured houses it’s even higherr.
what about the next 10 years? what really are the chances of me being burglarized in the next 10 years?
Well if nothing changes it’s about 14% in Australia. It’s More then 10% in most of the world. And again – it’s actually much higher adding the non recorded burglaries , and for the less secured houses it’s even higher.
Anyway, it is damn high in my opinion. Why don’t we do something to decrease these chances? Why don’t each of us initiate a small action and together create a big impact? “It won’t happen to me” is not a valid reason.
Salient-eye does not promise to prevent burglaries or to catch the burglars, but it is a major part of minimal things you can do to minimize the risk and damages and increase the chances of catching the burglars. (Check out the home security tips section for more things you should consider doing).
Don’t loose your spirit ! Stay optimistic ! And be active!