Break and enters are unfortunately still very popular in our area. These break-ins can be quite costly for you and your family. Not to mention the impact you will have mentally knowing that your privacy has been invaded and your safety compromised. 2016 is the year to prevent this, take charge of your families security. A small investment in your homes security can go a long way. Below are some Break and Enter Statistics to show you how real this situation really is in your area.
- Nationally Break and enter (B&E) and motor vehicle theft are two of the most common police-reported offences in Canada. Every year in Canada, there is on average about one break-in every three minutes and one motor vehicle theft every seven minutes.*1
- Locally Peel Regional Police Crime Mapping reports approximately 300 Break & Enters per month, of which approximately ¾ are Residential.*2
- Studies show that only 50% of B&E’s are actually reported. *3 This means that the statistics are really double. Nationally 1 B&E in Canada every 1.5 minutes and locally 600 B&E’s per month in Peel Region.
- Studies show that a residence is 2-3 times more likely to experience a B&E if they do not have an Intrusion Alarm system in place. *4
- Studies show that the more Intrusion Alarms in homes in a neighbourhood the less B&E’s occur in that neighbourhood. *5
These statistics make it clear that every home and business should be protected by a professionally installed and monitored Intrusion Alarm system.
At Guru Security we take this situation very seriously, as we have homes and children to protect as well. If you are interested in a home security audit free of charge please contact a Guru representative, and they would be glad to walk you through the process.
*3, the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing reports that up to 50 percent of residential burglaries are not reported, so the actual incidence of burglary is much higher.
*4, the most often cited study was conducted by Dr. Simon Hakim of Temple University in 1994, which concluded that homes with a security system are 2.2 to 3.1 times less likely to experience a burglary.
*5, in 2009, an even more comprehensive five-year study by researchers at Rutgers University found a clear correlation between security systems and a reduction in crime (The Impact of Home Burglar Alarm Systems on Residential Burglaries).