Burglars can be sly and out of homes in seconds. City statistics reveal there are more than 6,000 burglaries in Albuquerque a year, yet only 8 percent are solved.
To go inside a criminal’s mind, KOB went inside a prison. They also conducted a survey that they mailed to many convicted burglars. The results are very interesting:
ABQ4WARD SURVEY FOR BURGLARY INMATES AND RELEASED CONVICTS
1. What was the most common way you entered a home illegally?
- Unlocked door - 12%
- Unlocked window - 19%
- Kicked in door - 23%
- Broke through window - 16%
- Through garage door - 7%
- I had a key - 7%
- Other - 16%
2. If a house or an apartment had an alarm system, what was your reaction?
- No problem, I can turn it off - 3%
- No problem, I won’t set it off - 0%
- I’ll be gone before police arrive - 31%
- Leave immediately - 66%
3. If there was a security camera near a door or entry way, would that stop you from breaking in?
- Yes - 40%
- No - 43%
- Maybe - 17%
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