There are lots of reasons people take steps to enhance their home’s security. For some it’s a new job that has them spending more nights on the road, leaving their home empty and vulnerable. For others it may be the seasonal time change that has them coming home from work to a dark home at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Unfortunately for others, it’s experiencing a burglary themselves, or hearing about a burglary in their neighborhood. The Michigan State Police 2016 Crime Data & Statistics Report indicated there were 30,731 forced entry burglaries statewide last year, and of that number, 77 percent of these offenses occurred at a residence.
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Have you ever wondered how common home break-ins are where you live? Below are statistics reported in the tri-county area for 2016. The burglary-forced entry statistics refer to the unlawful forcible entry of a building or other structure with the intent to commit a theft or felony and do not apply to motor vehicles.
In Macomb County the top five cities/townships reporting forced entry burglaries were Warren with 660; Clinton Township – 275; Sterling Heights – 165; Roseville – 149; and Eastpointe – 141.
In Oakland County the top five cities/townships reporting forced entry burglaries were Pontiac with 384; Southfield – 259; Waterford Township – 107; Farmington Hills – 105; and Oak Park – 78.
In Wayne County the top five cities reporting forced entry burglaries were Detroit with 7,778; Redford – 311; Inkster – 269; Westland -232; and Taylor – 229.
Some additional interesting statistics from the report include that the beginning and the end of the work week — Mondays and Fridays — are the two most likely days when forced entry burglaries will occur. The high vacation month of August is the top month in which offenses occur, followed by October.
The Michigan State Police report, which includes data on crimes for every city In Michigan, is available online at the Michigan State Police website http://www.michigan.gov/msp under the Statistics & Reports in the Media Center.
Being a victim of a burglary is a devastating experience. Taking steps to improve home security, such as improving outdoor lighting, lighting your home on the inside when you are away, installing security cameras, fortifying your entry door framing and locking mechanisms and other security enhancements can go a long way to ensuring that you and your family maintain your safety and security.
Action Locksmith can help make sure your home or business is secure and up to date by providing a detailed survey of your security and provide a plan of action. Action Locksmith Inc. has grown into one of the best locksmith companies in Michigan. From simple re-key services to access control and camera systems; Action Locksmith Inc. does it all. Our locksmith company is a staunch proponent of supporting Michigan based businesses and products. We have proudly serviced Michigan businesses for over 25 years, serving the tri-county areas and beyond.
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