Illinois Home Security Systems

In 2009, the rate of violent crime in the state of Illinois was higher than the national violent crime average by almost 53%. The state's property crime rate that year was higher than the national average by almost 20%. However, in 2009, the rate of burglaries in Illinois was lower than the national average by about 15%, according to CityRating.com and ISP.State.il.us.*

In Illinois in 2009, crimes against property accounted for approximately 85% of crimes reported. There were 77,850 burglaries in Illinois that year, a number that is down by 1.8% from the 2008 figure of 79,260.

Nationwide, 88% of burglaries are residential burglaries, and the majority of these are crimes of opportunity that occur during the day while residents are away. Around 87% of burglaries are considered preventable, so even though burglary is common, there is much the ordinary Illinois resident can do to help prevent it.

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