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Of the residential burglaries reported in 2006, a staggering 63.1 percent occurred during the daytime. These numbers debunk a common misconception that homes get broken into mostly at night.
During the day, while you are at work and your kids are at school, your home is most vulnerable. With no one at home to deter a break-in, a burglar alarm is more necessary than ever.
Crime statistics show that this is the target time period for residential break-ins, while nighttime is when more businesses are broken into after closing. So don't get lulled into not arming your security system during the day.
Burglary statistics have proven homes are targeted more during these hours because people are not home and do not expect daytime break-ins. If there is no one home always set the alarm for your home safety.
With a 1.3 percent increase in burglaries from the previous year and 2/3 of the total number of offenses committed on residences, there is a lot of room for more homes to be hit during daylight. The time when most people think a home is safest is when criminals see them as most vulnerable.