The State of Burglary

The likelihood that someone will break into your home varies from state to state. We analyzed the latest FBI burglary data and found some interesting trends. According to FBI crime reports, the number of burglaries in the United States in 2018 was 11.9% lower than in 2017. This continues a trend of fewer burglaries across the country overall, which have decreased by a remarkable 44.2% since 2009. As security systems reduce the risk of break-ins, they’ve likely played a major role in reducing property crime rates overall.

Surveillance Video Leads Arrest Of Teens Burglary Suspects In Redwood City

Two Redwood City, CA, teens were arrested for burglarizing a home in Redwood City recently, a police lieutenant said. The 17-year-old boys entered an unoccupied home through a second-story window in the 900 block of Glennan Drive, Lt. Sean Hart stated. They ransacked the home for valuables looking for items that were easily transportable, Hart […]

Pines Cop Accused Of Stealing Pricey Watch After Jewelry Store Heist

Kevin Burgs (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office) PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – Security cameras at a Pembroke Pines jewelry store captured not one but two burglaries this week, the second one caught a police officer stealing a expensive watch during the investigation of the first burglary, according to police. During the investigation of a burglary at Jared’s the Galleria of Jewelry on Pines Boulevard, the Pembroke Pines Police Department learned that Officer Kevin Burgs, 36, took a watch valued at $795.00 from the store, according to a statement from the department. The reported theft was captured on the store’s surveillance video cameras. Burgs was arrested Thursday and charged with Grand Theft. Burgs, a nine year veteran of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, has been placed on suspension with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Police were called to the store Wednesday morning after a couple of cat burglars broke into the store overnight and got away with $75-thousand worth of jewelry. The two burglars got into the store by cutting a hole in the roof. Once inside, they smashed the glass cases and grabbed the high-priced goods. A roofer who patched the hole said this was not a haphazard job. ”They had to bring a battery powered saw up there. They knew there was going to be corrugated metal, they knew how to cut it, like they cut it perfectly square,” explained roofer William Natale. Police said the crooks were dressed in all black and wore masks.  In surveillance […]