Tips to avoid burglaries during the fall season

Back to school season also means back to work for many households. With many leaving their homes unattended during the day while getting back to business, burglars are on the lookout for these empty residences. Every year there are approximately 2.2 million burglaries in the U.S., which averages out to a burglary every 14 to 15 seconds. Law enforcement authorities often note that burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Unoccupied homes during the day and less people in the neighborhood who might be alerted to suspicious activities are a perfect opportunity for would be thieves. There are steps you can take to protect your home, as 87% of burglaries are considered preventable.