Boost Your Home Security I.Q. with These Entertaining Infographics

Written by | Updated January 6, 2017

Did you know a home burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds in the U.S. or that police only solve about 13 percent of burglaries? If you’re not as up to speed on security facts as you’d like to be, you’ve come to the right place.

At SafeWise, we believe knowledge is power, so we’ve soured the Internet to find security infographics packed with revealing security data every conscientious home owner should be aware of.

Arm yourself with the insights revealed in these top-notch security infographics and you’ll be well prepared to protect your loved ones and belongings from the bad guys.

1. Hide Yo’ Kids, Hide Yo’ Wife

This infographic proves sometimes different is good. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find another security infographic that jazzes up the otherwise lackluster topic of burglary like the “Hide Yo’ Kids, Hide Yo’ Wife (and Hide Your Husband Too)” does. Take a peek at the graphic and find out if you live in one of the country’s most burglarized cities, learn what the criminal is looking for when he cases your house and discover how to best fortify your home against intrusion.

Why this security infographic rocks: Not only does the western theme of this creative infographic make it a stand out, the language it uses to debunk common home security myths is sure to engage the reader. Compelling and over-the-top informative this security infographic earns our kudos.

Home Burglary Infographic

Infographic by Safe Sound Family

2. The Encyclopedia of Burglar Types

This security infographic will shatter all of your preconceived notions about burglars. While most of us think of a burglar as a creepy man dressed in black, the fact is burglars come in all shapes and sizes and knowing who to look out for, what items they want, and how to protect yourself will go a long way to keeping your family safe.

Why this security infographic rocks: The “Encyclopedia of Burglar Types” breaks away from the traditional hum-drum security infographic by using cartoon characters and entertaining language. It’s also attractive and highly informative. Plus, the inclusion of co-workers and little sisters as “bad guys” sprinkles the serious topic of home security with fun!

The Encylopedia of Burglar Types

The Encylopedia of Burglar Types [Infographic] by the team at SimpliSafe

3. Anatomy of a Burglary

From revealing what time of day most burglaries occur, to how they typically enter a home and precautious you can take to keep your home safe, this security infographic touches on a myriad of home security topics, such as homes without home security systems are three times more likely to be burglaries than homes armed with security systems.

Why this security infographic rocks: This security infographic is worth reading and sharing because it provides critical home security facts at a quick glance. Packed with data you can use to fortify your home, its statistics come directly from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program so you can be confident they are reliable.

burglary infographic

4. Characteristics of a Burglar

Inspect this security infographic and you’ll be sure to activate your home security system every time you leave the house this summer. That’s because this infographic reveals more burglaries occur in July and August than any other month of the year. It also alerts you to the fact that more than 50 percent of burglars live within two miles of the homes they burglarize.

Why this security infographic rocks: A daring blue and black color combination coupled with bold, meaningful captions make this security infographic an eye-catcher. Bonus: It gives the reader an insightful snapshot of the criminal’s characteristics.

Characteristics of a burglar infographic

5.  How to Protect Yourself From a Lawless America

Approximately 2.5 million home intrusions occur every year in the U.S. While that’s a chilling figure, the good news is there are many steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. This security infographic is a great place to start. Not only does it alert you to a burglar’s preferred entry points, it also provides a wealth of information about home security systems including the fact that having one can save you up to 20 percent on your insurance.

Why this security infographic rocks: Easy to follow steps, straightforward suggestions and powerful graphics are just a few reasons why this visually compelling infographic begs to be shared. We are also impressed with the way it dissects a home and provides safety tips for fortifying every inch of it.

How To Protect Yourself From A Lawless America

The security infographics we’ve featured turn complex data into easy to digest information that’s not only insightful but overwhelmingly entertaining. Which one are you most likely to share with friends and family?

Written by Alexia Chianis

Wanderlust junky and mom of two, Alexia is a former police officer and U.S. Army Captain who draws on her experiences to write about a myriad of safety topics. Learn more

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