According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics – “A burglary is the unlawful or forcible entry or attempted entry of a residence. This crime usually, but not always involves theft. The illegal entry may be by force (e.g. breaking a window or slashing a screen) or may be without force (e.g. entering through an unlocked door or an open window). As long as the person entering has no legal right to be present in the structure, a burglary has occurred.”
THERE ARE 4 MAIN TYPES OF BURGLARIES THAT CAN OCCUR. MOST BURGLARIES ARE A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY. WHETHER IT BE AN UNLOCKED DOOR, OPEN WINDOW, OR AMPLE HIDING SPACES AROUND THE HOUSE. BEING MINDFUL OF THE SECURITY RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES OF YOUR HOME CAN HELP YOU BETTER PROTECT YOURSELF FROM AN INTRUDER.