What Are The Chances of Your House Being Robbed?

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What to do after a burglary into your house?

What do burglars look for in a house? Image by 창용 정 from Pixabay

To invade someone’s privacy is an unethical act. It can stir fear among the masses! So, the first step to do when someone breaks in your house is to remain calm and call the police for help. When you inform the police, you can call the emergency number in case the burglar might still be lurking around in the house.

However, if you are sure that the burglar has left the home and you are not in an absolute danger then you should call the police helpline and tell them that someone has broken into our home. Before the police arrive, make a list of your inventory which you found missing from your home. If the stolen items include your credit or debit cards, cancel them online at once so that burglar cannot access your funds.

Furthermore, we need to check for broken locks and stolen keys and replace them as soon as possible in case the burglar decides to take a shot at your home again. In these circumstances, insurance can be a lifesaver. All the damages done to the property can be claimed from the building insurer.

And the last, but not the least, having robbed from some low-life can be a traumatic experience for you and there is no shame to get help or get in touch with your friend and family. Victim support has your back at all times. You can count on it.

However, if you are sure that the burglar has left the home and you are not in an absolute danger then you should call the police helpline and tell them that someone has broken into our home. Before the police arrive, make a list of your inventory which you found missing from your home. If the stolen items include your credit or debit cards, cancel them online at once so that burglar cannot access your funds.

Furthermore, we need to check for broken locks and stolen keys and replace them as soon as possible in case the burglar decides to take a shot at your home again. In these circumstances, insurance can be a lifesaver.

All the damages done to the property can be claimed from the building insurer. And the last, but not the least, having robbed from a low-lifer can be a traumatic experience for you and there is no shame to get help or get in touch with your friend and family. Victim support has your back at all times. You can count on it.

What do burglars look for in a house?

What do burglars look for in a house? Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay

Burglars work fast. They are the invaders that steal things from your homes and they have to do it quickly and quietly because of course otherwise, we will notice them. So, burglars can’t steal the heavy stuff without interruptions so they go for smaller things, which they can easily carry and run away.

A Burglar usually steals three things. Cash, Jewelry, credit cards, and related items which can they pawn and to earn more cash. So, stealing cash is the ultimate goal of a typical burglar unless that person has some ulterior motive to steal something specific of your i.e. IDs, confidential papers. Therefore, cash is the ultimate item pf choice to steal from a house.

Cash is portable and untraceable and the burglar can use it to buy anything he wants. Burglars also look for jewellery if they find some in front of them, so its best if you keep locked up your jewellery in protected safes. Moreover, electronic gadgets for examples smartphones, laptops and tablets are also smaller in size and burglar can take them and use suitcases to carry them. Nobody turns down free wine, so if you have high-end tastes when it comes to liquor, you might want to consider hiding your valuable stuff.

Most burglars don’t come looking to rob you of your liquor but they can’t resist to turn down booze for free. Most prescriptive medicines have high street value and they are also easy to carry so burglars can steal them too. 

Someone broke into my house and took nothing?

Someone broke into my house and took nothing? Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay

The thing about the burglary is that it’s done quickly and as much as quietly as possible. The burglar gets in and gets out. He only has 5-8 mins to rob your house usually and if he does not find anything valuable to steal in that period, he might run away due to the fear of being exposed.

It’s possible that he might be looking for something to steal in your house and some noise made by you or your housemates could have spooked him, which will force him to run like hell. In simpler words, a smart burglar has a limited amount of window and he has to use his time carefully so, he will steal the next valuable thing he sees in front of your home.

If you have kept your valuable stuff well-hidden, then it’s very unlikely that the burglar will pry more into your home and will leave the house right away. There is another explanation as well but you might not like it. You may consider that the intruder may have found the stuff which he was looking for but you are not aware or refuse to acknowledge it. Hey.

Everyone has something to hide! Therefore, some burglars are specialists, looking for special items. They look for their desired things or they only want your identity and if they don’t find the required one, they will doubtlessly move on to their next target. 

What are the chances of your house being robbed?

What are the chances of your house being robbed?

If you are rich, you will get robbed eventually at some point in your life. Burglars just won’t be able to resist. However, FBI record begs to differ. According to them, one in thirty-six homes in the US gets robbed in a year and it can cost roughly $2,230 per break in. And the sad part is that these numbers do not account for the psychological losses that the victim has to bear after the trauma of being robbed as they live in fear and can harbor a feeling of being emotionally violated.

Almost 65% of home burglaries occur when the homeowners are in their jobs. Few burglars enter the home from the front door, while the rest of the burglars look for the openings in the house. The burglars first look for your master bedrooms when they enter in the homes. We usually keep our costly things near to us so that’s why burglars check for bedroom first with the intent of finding something valuable to us. So, we have to keep our bedroom most secure or remove our costly items from bedrooms and keep them in more secure areas or even submit them in banks, which is the best option.

If your house has multiple openings, your house will likely to get robbed. If the house has iron windows installed and front opening of the house has multiple doors, then it will take time to get past that which a thief cannot afford since his objective is to get in, steal and get out.