Burglary Statistics  

Burglary is the act of unlawful entry into a certain person’s property and then commits felony or theft. It may include stealing of valuable things or objects and take away things owned by the owner of the property. It is not necessary that to perform a burglary a person has to use force or violence. Burglary can be committed when a person uses forcible entry, unlawful enter and through threat. So, even when nobody is living on the property, if a person enters, then it is unlawful and considered as burglary. Burglary can be coerced several times and not only homes, but cars parked in a parking lot can be burgled, for example.

However, no matter what we think of burglary the statistics show a different picture. The statistics of burglary all over the United States have actually increased by a large gradation. Property crimes in the year of 2005 have increased by 75 percent, and an estimated 2,154,126 burglary offenses were reported. There has been 0.5 percent increase as compared to 2004.

An overall examination of burglary crimes for the last 5 to 10 years shows a consistent increase in the rate of nearly 1.8 percent. However, if compared to the previous decade, then there has been an overall decrease. But, the government does see a direct correlation between the recent recession and the burglary trend in the country. Several people have even taken to small crimes like felony or shop lifting due to financial strife. So, the burglary rate is actually relative and, however, the large burglaries are on the decline with increased levels of security.

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Definition-Of-Burglary      Burglary is a crime and it is something like theft or robbery. Burglary in legal terms is defined as the act of breaking in and entering into the dwelling of another person at nighttime with the objective of committing a felony. According to the laws of the United States, burglary is seen as a felony. And, it also includes other terms like trespassing or entering a building without the permission. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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