There were approximately 2.1 million burglaries in the US in 2012 (668 per 100,000 people), with an average loss of $2,230. And the States are no outlier; England, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Denmark, and Spain all have higher burglary rates. Even in countries with relatively low rates, those rates are little consolation if it is your home that is robbed. Protect your home by making it a less attractive target, making it harder to break into, and using some sort of security system.
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