Home Security Store’s latest infographic, entitled “Odds of Burglary in America” indicates that the South has more burglaries than other regions, with Houston being the city with the very highest burglary rate, followed by Chicago and Dallas, says infographic artist Justin Marini.
The infographic was created by home security ecommerce retailer Home Security Store and features information provided by the FBI and the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association.
Penelope’s Oasis, a website that covers a whole medley of different topics from marriage to security, helped Home Security Store launch this infographic.
“Home Security Store and Penelope’s Oasis are sharing the campaign to help keep your family and home safe from burglars by promoting simple preventative steps, such as having good lighting around your home and making sure that your home always looks occupied. All this can make a huge difference as to how appealing the home is to a potential burglar,” said Marini, a father of two.
Infographics, or information graphics, are graphic visualizations of information, data, or knowledge, adds Marini. “The graphs can be very useful in understanding complex information. The information we present is not too complex, but does serve as an eye opener for some homeowners who may think they are safer than they really are.”
Other statistics displayed in the infographic indicate that 73% of all burglaries are residential burglaries, with only 27% being commercial, making home alarm systems increasingly important for homeowners in order to protect themselves, their families, and property.
Other findings in the “Odds of Burglary in America” infographic include –
- A burglary in America is committed once every 15 seconds. This adds up to about 13 million home break-ins, or one out of every 20 homes.
- From 10AM to 3PM is the time most burglaries occur. This is when residents are most likely to be at work or school.
- A single-family home in the middle of the block is more likely to be broken into than a home on a corner lot. This is likely because a house in the corner is more easily seen and burglars, of course, do not want to get caught.
Again, Home Security Store will be creating a series of infographics giving tips on staying safe and protecting the family and the home. A new infographic will be featured each month. Stay tuned for Home Security Store’s next infographic entitled, “Characteristics of a Burglar”.
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