Summer is the most common time to take a vacation, making it the perfect time for burglars to invade an empty home.
With houses being left alone for days and possibly weeks on end, burglary rates are expected to increase, making it important for homeowners to be proactive and alert.
According to A Secure Life, around 64 percent of burglaries take place during the day.
These crimes cost Americans about $3.4 billion in property loss in 2017, with an average of $2,416 per household. The most commonly stolen items were cash, jewelry, and guns.
Out of those cases, A Secure Life says only 13 percent of the crimes were cleared, proving the difficulty law enforcement faces when trying to solve property crimes.
States like Illinois, New Mexico, and Nebraska struggle the most to make arrests on burglary cases. California, however, has the third-highest rate of burglary arrests, at 22 percent.
The organization says there were 38,094 arrests made in California out of the 176,690 reported burglaries.
Now there are steps you can take to lower the likelihood of burglary, these include: installing a home security system, camera, and protecting oneself from potential identity theft.
To read more about the study, click this link, “State Rankings: How Often Are Burglars Arrested in Your State?”