Study Of Why Burglars Steal And What Impacts Them


Good news! More burglars took into consideration the presence of surveillence cameras than any other deterrent when casing a job:

However they slide to being only the sixth most likely thing to actually cause a burglar to avoid a target:

Maybe the difference is dummy detection?

News to me was that they often have property related occupations, landscaping, contractor, service personnel, which they use to scope out new jobs.

On the other hand you would think with their skills they could easily land a job at one of the less reputable door-to-door selling alarm companies, most likely in "pre-pre-sales" just to "warm-up" the neighborhood before the "cold-calling closers" arrive... ;)

"Often have property related occupations, landscaping, contractor, service personnel, which they use to scope out new jobs."

Or working at ADT, as one plaintiff is arguing.