What time of the day do most burglaries occur?
What time of the day do most burglaries occur?

What time of day are most burglaries committed?

When do most burglaries take place?

  • Most home burglaries take place during the day. While the darkness tends to cause apprehensive feelings, most burglars actually prefer to break in during the day.
  • Most home burglaries occur between 10 am and 3 pm.
  • More burglaries occur in the summer months than in the winter months.

Do burglars break in when you are sleeping?

While most homeowners fear an overnight break-in, FBI statistics show that most home invasions occur during the day, so homeowners are more likely to be surprised by a burglar in the daylight hours than upon awakening from a sound sleep.

What is the most common entry point for burglars?

These are the most common points of entry for home break-ins:

  • Front door: 34% of burglars twist the doorknob and walk right in.
  • First-floor windows: 23% use a first-floor open window to break into your home.
  • Back door: 22% come in through the back door.
  • Garage doors: 9% gain entrance through the garage.