Virginia Home Security Systems
In the state of Virginia in 2011, a property crime was committed, on average, every 1 minute and 44 seconds. That same year, 30,430 burglaries were reported in Virginia, which averages out to just over 83 burglaries per day. In 2011, the month of August was when the greatest number of burglaries occurred, according to Virginia.gov and CityRating.com.*
While burglaries are common – both in Virginia and elsewhere – they are relatively easy to prevent. The 2011 statistics show that of the 30,438 burglaries, 2,685 occurred in homes where no security measures were used. Over 4,500 burglars entered through a front door, while over 6,300 burglars entered through a rear door and over 4,500 entered through windows.