I recently joined forces with Today's Homeowner to address what to do after a burglary and how to better secure your home to deter a break-in. In light of the FBI's latest statistics (released on Monday) about crimes reported in 2022, it's also the right time to review recovery after a burglary on SafeWise.
According to the FBI, property crime has been on the rise. The per capita property crime rate jumped 6.7% from 2021 to 2022. Burglary accounted for nearly 14% of all property crimes, with over one in two burglaries occurring at private residences and 57% involving forcible entry.