Recently released statistics from the FBI show an overall decrease in the national rates of home-related crime. Across the country, burglaries decreased 3.6 percent over last year. The total rate of property crime dropped 3.5 percent in towns, and 2.1 percent in cities.
On the other hand, the FBI report also shows that home-related crime rates increased in medium sized cities. Also, the overall rate of property crime increased 5.2 percent in the western United States.
Though study shows mixed results on the state of the nation's crime rates, everyone should be on the alert. Summer is prime burglary season, and therefore the perfect time invest in home security systems.
"If you're away on vacation for an extended period of time, someone may pick up on that fact and decide to come and pay you a visit," security consultant Chris McGoey explained to CBS New York.
According to the news source, the FBI estimates that homeowners will spend an average of $2,000 over the course of the summer in burglary-related costs.