If you are still not convinced and contemplating whether or not you should hire Official Security Systems to install a state-of-the-art security camera,access control or fire alarm system on your residential or commercial property consider some of these stunning statistics
According to the US Department of Justice
- There are an estimated 2,154,126 annual burglaries
- About 30 percent of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door.
- The work place is the scene of almost 1.7 million violent crimes each year
- Perpetrators are usually male, under 25 years of age.
- Favorite items include: cash, jewelry, laptops, guns, digital cameras, small electronics (Ipods, GPS, PDA’s MP-3’s and CD’s)
- Break-ins usually occur in the daytime when occupants are at school or work. It is a common misconception that break ins happen more frequently at night.
- July and August most the frequent months for break-ins.
- February is the least frequent for home break-ins.
According to the FBI
- Home Break-In (Burglary) is the most common threat to our home.
- In the U.S. a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds.
- Only 17% of the homes in U.S. have a security system.
- 2,500+ cars stolen per day… almost 2 cars a minute.
- Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S.
- 1 out of 3 residential assaults are a result of a burglary.
- 85% of break-ins are from non-professionals that are usually more desperate and dangerous.
- Insurance agencies can offer discounts up to 20% for auto insurance when a home security system is installed.
- Home security statistics tell us that 95% of break-ins needed some amount of force to break-in.
According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics
- About 7% of people age 16 or older were victims of identity theft in 2014
- An estimated 86% of victims experienced fraudulent use of accounts they they already held (credit cards and bank account information)
- In 2012, 2.1 million elderly victims experienced identity theft, and that number rose to 2.6 million in 2014
- Your children are actually far more likely to become victims of identity theft. A study by Carnegie Mellon University found that 10.2% of the children they scanned had someone else using their social security number, which was about 51 times higher than the rate for adults.
- It’s a smart idea to regularly check your own, and your child’s, credit report.
- About 14% of identity theft victims experienced out-of-pocket losses of $1 or more. Of these victims, about half suffered losses of less than $100.
- Half of identity theft victims who were able to resolve any associated problems did so in a day or less.
- Using Social Media (Facebook,Twitter,LinkedIn etc.) Can Compromise Your Identity