With summer mere weeks away, families across the country are getting ready for vacation. It’s an exciting time for everyone — especially criminals. Burglary rates will soar as houses are left empty for days or weeks on end.

As past victims know all too well, property crimes have notoriously low chances of being solved by law enforcement. That’s why it is so important to be aware, alert and proactive when it comes to home security this summer.

With that in mind, the ASecureLife team conducted a new study highlighting U.S. states with the highest and lowest rates of arrest among reported burglaries.

Compared to the state’s total number of incidents, the team found that California has the third highest rate of burglary arrests.

The full report includes a ranked list of all 50 states and burglary numbers, as well as prevention tips and advice on what to do if it happens to you.

Key findings of the report include:

  • Delaware topped our list with the highest rate of arrests: 950 arrests out of 3,970 total burglaries, coming out at 24%. Connecticut and California were next, both at 22%.
  • Meanwhile, Nebraska ranked lowest, closely followed by Illinois and New Mexico. Nebraska made only 53 burglary arrests, which totals a mere 1% of the 6,472 incidents that happened that year.
  • Of the top 10 states with the highest rate of burglary arrests, seven of them are on the East Coast.

Burglary stats and trends:

  • About 64% of burglaries happen during the daytime.
  • After the holidays, burglary is most common from June-August.
    This single crime cost Americans roughly $3.4 billion in property loss in 2017, an average of $2,416 per household. Of those reported cases, only 13% were cleared.
  • The most commonly stolen items are cash, jewelry and guns.
    Read more about these statistics in the “State of Property Crime” report. You may read it by clicking here.

You may access the full report: “State Rankings: How Often Are Burglars Arrested in Your State?” by clicking here.

Image Sources

  • Burglar: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay