Statistics show that in Australia someone is burgled just about every minute*(1). According to the RACV, in Victoria on average, one in 71 homes is burgled each year – equating to a burglary every nineteen minutes. The NRMA suggests that one in four households (across Australia) has been burgled with the number increasing to one in every three in Capital Cities*(2).
In NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics reveal only 5% of break and enter crimes are solved by the police, so the chance of recovering stolen possessions is close to zero. In ~ 30% of burglaries the occupants are home and once you’ve been burgled, your home is more likely to be broken into again. Thieves will often come back within 3 months, giving you time to replace all the things they stole.
Australia has the second highest rate of residential break and enter in the world. Although
the number of incidents has dropped by approximately half since 2000, residential break and
enter is still the most common serious crime reported in New South Wales, with over 40,000
incidents reported annually. This costs the state at least $144 million every year, with at
least $41 million being borne by the NSW Government.
Install an alarm, CCTV and Access control
Monitored security alarms backed by CCTV and Access Control have proven to be the most effective way to combat thieves. The most effective alarms are easily seen from the street and make a loud.
*(1) From statistics compiled by ABS based on figures provided by State and Territory police organisations
*(2) Research based on a survey of Australian households by Woolcott Research on behalf of NRMA insurance, October 2007