Why would someone break into my house and not take anything?

Why would someone break into my house and not take anything?

If a burglar broke in but left without taking anything, they were most likely scared off by something or someone. A thief may be deterred by an alarm or security camera that they do not see from the outside of the house. Burglars do return—in the same house and neighborhood. If your house is not secure, you should consider getting some type of security system installed.

They may have been discouraged by finding nothing worth taking. If your house isn't protected, then it is easy for a burglar to walk away with nothing. Of course, this doesn't mean that they weren't trying to steal something! It's possible that they saw something in the house that caught their eye, but it was too risky to try to take it so they walked away empty-handed.

The police might also have reasons for why someone would break into a house and leave without taking anything. For example, if there had been a crime committed inside the house, then the police could tell if any items had been stolen from the scene.

Sometimes people break into houses to scare someone else out of committing a crime. For example, if there is a homeless person living in an area where crimes are often committed, then the police might know about this person and why they are staying in certain places. The police might even have told these people themselves not to go into certain neighborhoods because of the danger there can be living on the streets.

What to do when someone is trying to break in?

During an Infiltration:

  1. Don’t make a sound. Oh man, it’s happened—maybe you’ve forgot to set the alarm, maybe the burglar’s found a way past it.
  2. Call 911 immediately.
  3. Unless you are a trained professional, don’t grab a weapon.
  4. Escape is choice one.
  5. Hiding in a locked, safe place is choice two.
  6. Remember those car keys?
  7. Wait it out.

Are safes easy to break into?

Safes can be used to safeguard jewels, cash, firearms, and other valuables. The good news is that breaking into a safe is not simple, especially for an unskilled thief. Most burglars will attempt to remove the safe from its position rather than breaking into it while still inside the house.

The best way to protect your belongings is by using security systems. These days, many homes in the United States have alarm systems that can alert the police or the owner's remote control device if someone tries to break in. Security systems can also help prevent thieves from moving their efforts to another location when they realize that they cannot open the door without being detected.

Safe construction plays a major role in keeping safe contents secure. For example, a safe with a single lock and key will not be very secure. Burglars will easily be able to break into such a safe by picking the lock or drilling out the dials. On the other hand, a safe with multiple locks and keys may be difficult to break into but will not protect its contents if someone knows the combination.

Thieves will usually try to avoid safes because they are hard to steal and carry away. This means that if you put something valuable inside a safe, it will be there if you return home later. This is not always the case with less expensive items since thieves will often take them instead of breaking into protective walls or fences.

What are the odds of someone breaking into my house?

The Top 10 Most Interesting Burglary Statistics Every year, 2.5 million burglaries occur, with house break-ins accounting for 66% of all incidents. Homes without a security system are 300 percent more likely to be broken into. Sixty-five percent of thieves know their victims! The national average cost of a burglary is $7,000. Local police departments across the United States report large variations in crime rates, with some cities having hundreds of burglaries per year and others seeing just a few.

Thieves generally work during daytime hours, with half of all burglaries happening between 9 AM and 6 PM. Holiday weekends see increased activity due to larger crowds of people outside their homes on weekend getaways or visiting friends and relatives. During summer months, households with outdoor storage facilities such as garages and shed are at risk from thieves looking to steal items left out in the open.

The most common type of burglary involves entry through a door or window. Locks can be picked, so owners should use chain locks or alarm systems when possible. If you have an exterior door that doesn't lock, consider installing a latchlock. These devices allow you to open the door from inside by turning a key but it cannot be opened from outside unless a set of matching keys is available.

Inside the home, thieves look for easy access to valuable items like jewelry, wallets, and laptops.

About Article Author

Trina Craig

Trina Craig has been in the home improvement industry for over 15 years. She loves reading about different ways to style a room, or what the best accessory is for any given piece of furniture. She also enjoys taking photos of her favorite finds so she can share them with readers!

Disclaimer

GrowTown.org is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Related posts