Vermont Home Security Systems
The crime rate in Vermont, as in the majority of the U.S., has been trending downward over the past decade. In 2009 Vermont's violent crime rate was nearly 74% lower than the national average, and the state's property crime rate was lower than the national average by just over 5%, according to VCIC.Vermont.gov, and CityRating.com.*
In 2010 there were 3,193 burglaries reported in Vermont, which has a population of around 626,000. In 2009 there were 3,452 burglaries reported, indicating a drop in burglary of 8.1%. Still, there are nearly nine burglaries per day in the state of Vermont.
Nationwide, a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds, making burglary one of the most common crimes committed. Residential burglaries are often crimes of opportunity, and a large percentage of home burglaries occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- while people are at work or school. Despite this, some 27% of owners of home security systems don't arm their systems during the day, instead waiting until they go to bed to turn their home security systems on.