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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


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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.

Identity Theft

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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

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