Over a million burglaries are committed in the United States every year. Your home is your safe haven, as well as the place where you store most of your valuable possessions, so it is completely normal to worry that your home could become a crime statistic, too.
Consider this, though — just as homeowners have to complete a risk assessment and take actions to protect themselves, burglars go through this process, too. Theirs is an extremely hazardous “job”; if they get caught, burglars may not only get arrested and go to jail, but they may also face a violent confrontation with the residents of the home they sought to rob. That’s why these criminals will typically only choose the lowest-hanging fruit. They’ll go for homes with little to no security, easy entry and exit points, and properties that very much look like nobody is home.