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In 2017 there were 225,900 recorded burglaries in Australia, or one every 3 minutes 20.3% of Australian homes have been burgled at some point It takes 75% of burglars less than 5 minutes to enter a property

House Burglary Facts

Burglary is classified as any offence involving unlawfully entering a house or other building to steal property, usually at night; the statutory offence of entering a building as a trespasser (or without consent of the owner) with the intent to steal anything in the building.

From 2016 to 2017 an estimated 2.5% of Australian households experienced at least one break-in, but only 75% reported the incident to the police. Of the reported breakins, 74% of the households had property stolen and 49% of the households had property damaged. The offender/s confronted someone in 1 in 10 households that were broken into.

An estimated 2.1% of Australian households experienced at least one attempted break-in 2016-2017. Only 44% of households that experienced an attempted breakin reported the incident to the police. 22% of those that didn’t report to the police considered the incident too trivial/unimportant to report. 16% of the households believed there was nothing the police could do and therefore pointless to report.

47% of the households that experienced an attempted break-in reported damage to or tampering with doors or windows and 18% of the households saw or heard someone trying to break-in.

A LOCK CCTV camera together with a LOCK video recorder can help you protect your house and business from burglars and thieves.

Posted on May 01, 2019