Indiana Home Security Systems
The overall crime rate in the state of Indiana has inched upward in recent years, after a decline in violent crime was offset by an increase in nonviolent crime. In 2009, the violent crime rate in Indiana was lower than the national average by nearly 19%, but the property crime rate was higher than the national average by just over 12%, according to FBI.gov, CityRating.com, and DisasterCenter.com.*
In 2009 there were 48,880 burglaries reported in Indiana, and in 2010 there were 47,115 reported, for a drop of 3.75% from 2009 to 2010. Still, the 47,115 burglaries for 2010 average out to 129 burglaries per day.
Burglary is common enough that most people have either had their homes burglarized or have known someone who has. An estimated three of four houses are expected to be broken into over the next 20 years. The good news is that most burglaries (approximately 87%) are considered preventable. There is a lot you can do to help protect your home and family from burglary.