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The Numbers: Property Crime Statistics for the United States

Posted on: August 10th, 2020

We took some time to go through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, property crime statistics for the United States and wanted to share the numbers with you as of late. The 2019 numbers have not been finalized but they did indicate that property crimes from January ’09 to June showed a drop of 5.6% compared to 2018. Let’s look at the 2018 numbers.

National Numbers

According to the same site, property crime was down 6.3% from 2017. The 5-year trend for property crimes shows that there has been a steady decline.

Local to Oklahoma City – property crimes

Local to Tulsa – property crimes

In 2013, UNC Charlotte did a study to try and figure out what motivates or deters a burglar.  They randomly interviewed 422 incarcerated burglars and found that:

Based on the numbers, it is clear that an alarm system works. It can mean the difference between becoming a crime victim or being passed over by a would-be criminal.

We have a solution that can work for you. Reach out to us at (405) 732-9000 and we can walk through your questions about home or commercial security.

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