Burglary: A Crime of Opportunity
Have you ever stepped back and looked at your residence from the perspective of a would-be criminal? Where do you think your vulnerabilities are?
A burglary is often a crime of opportunity. Offenders generally look for an easy target, so making their job more difficult, or more risky, reduces the appeal to most criminals. Burglars will most often try for unlocked windows and doors as a means of entry.
If you have windows and doors that create a challenge to criminals, they may move on to something easier. Burglars generally pick targets based on a number of key factors, which are listed below.