How Many Home Invasions Happen Per Year? Plus Over 13 Burglary Statistics! (2021)

While home invasions and home burglaries are showing a decrease, some 2.5 million burglaries still happen every year in America. Of those, 1.65 million are considered home invasions. Many of these burglaries occur during the day at a rate of every 30 seconds. And while it's incredible that 72% of these home robberies happened when no one was home, it's essential to know what's causing this and how you are protected.

Top Burglary & Home Invasion Statistics: 

  • There are 2.5 Million Burglaries Per year in the U.S.
  • Every 30 seconds, a burglary takes place in the United States.
  • A Majority of burglaries occur during the day
  • 75 percent of residential burglaries occur when no one is present.
  • Only 25% of Americans have a residential security system.
  • Homes with no security system are 300 percent more likely to be robbed.
  • Unanswered mail is one of the most reliable methods for potential robbers to learn that no one is at home.
  • Only 13.6% of burglars are apprehended because there isn't enough evidence.

Number Of U.S. Home Invasions

How Many Home Invasions Happen Per Year?


There are over 1.65 Million home invasions per year which accounts for about 66% of all 2.5 Million burglaries that happen every year according to the FBI.

Burglary & Home Invasion Statistics By State


The table below summarizes the long-term decline in the number of burglaries observed across the country. In every region of the country, the estimated number of burglaries fell in 2019 — 13.5 percent in the Northeast, 10.3% in the Midwest, 9.4% in the West, and 8.4% in the South.

For this period as a whole, property crimes decreased by 9.9 percent across America overall (not just Colorado). The crime's downward trend was comparable for all property offenses throughout America, which dropped 4.1 percent compared with last year's estimate.

STATE

BURGLARY RATE PER 100,000

Alabama

531.90

Alaska

487.1

Arizona

394.3

Arkansas

599.60

California

386.10

Colorado

348.40

Connecticut

180.70

Delaware

304.80

District Of Columbia

261.10

Florida

295.20

Georgia

372.10

Hawaii

377.20

Idaho

219.70

Illinois

271.70

Indiana

323.70

Iowa

371.10

Kansas

342.70

Kentucky

345.70

Louisiana

579.00

Maine

174.80

Maryland

278.90

Massachusetts

179.00

Michigan

286.10

Minnesota

282.40

Mississippi

627.00

Missouri

430.40

Montana

270.10

Nebraska

245.30

Nevada

503.50

New Hampshire

126.30

New Jersey

184.60

New Mexico

696.80

New York

141.90

North Carolina

519.10

North Dakota

342.20

Ohio

375.50

Oklahoma

671.70

Oregon

349.10

Pennsylvania

182.40

Rhode Island

219.10

South Carolina

533.40

South Dakota

299.10

Tennessee

437.40

Texas

392.80

Utah

276.70

Vermont

204.30

Virginia

162.80

Washington

453.60

West Virginia

328.70

Wisconsin

217.60

Wyoming

241.20

Burglary Statistics By Second, Minutes, and Day

What Are The Chances Of Your House Being Robbed?


According to the FBI, a thief enters a home every 30 seconds in the United States. That's roughly two robberies each minute and over 3,000 burglaries every day. Burglary rates have decreased 26 percent nationwide since last year, according to the 2021 State of Safety Survey.

What Time Do Most Break-Ins Occur?


Robbers operate in the light of day rather than at night. Burglaries are more likely to occur during the day between noon and 4 p.m., according to a 2016 burglary victimization survey. The FBI's 2019 burglary statistics revealed that 45% of all reported burglaries occurred during the day, compared to 39% at night. Keep in mind, however, that 72 percent of home burglaries occurred when no one was home.

Home Invasion Security Statistics

Do Home Security Systems Deter Crime?


Burglars are interested in houses that lack home security systems. Only 25 percent of residences have a security system in place, despite the fact that burglars are most drawn to properties without one. Homes with no security system are 300% more likely to get robbed.

How Do Robbers Pick A House?

Unopened mail piling up in your mailbox might entice potential thieves because it indicates that no one is at home. When you consider that only 13.6 percent of burglars are caught (due to a lack of evidence), it's easy to understand why someone would break into a house.

Homeowners Insurance & Burglaries In 2021

Will My Homeowners Insurance Cover A Home Burglary?


Yes, your homeowner's insurance will cover you if your house is burgled, that's why it's essential to compare home insurance quotes before you purchase a policy. You want to make sure that you have enough coverage to cover your personal property and your home.

And did you know:

That If your house is burgled, you could lose almost $3,000. That's a significant amount of money, especially for those who are barely making it by. This does not account for any irreplaceable items that may have been taken.

Concluding Thoughts

Taking Action


It's difficult to believe that there are still 1.65 million homes in the United States being burgled each year.

Even more frightening? Every 30 seconds in America, someone breaks into a home, and just 25% of Americans have any sort of security system installed on their property.

With these basic facts in mind, it's critical to get homeowners insurance and understand exactly what your homeowner's policy will and won't cover. These numbers are alarming, but we can reduce these break-in numbers with some preventative effort.

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Sa El

About the author

Sa El is the Co-Founder of Simply Insurance and a licensed Insurance Agent with over 13 years of experience in the industry.  He specializes in Life & Health Insurance and is certified in Long Term Care Insurance in the state of Georgia. a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia (License #382602), an entrepreneur, insurance educator, and freelance writer.


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