Home Security Facts & Statistics

Home should be a safe place, but as the statistics show, for millions of Americans over the years, the security and safety of home has been fractured, whether by a criminal or because of an accident inside the home. What is your risk for experiencing something that disturbs the security and safety of the place you call home?

Property crimes are the most common type of crime tracked by the FBI, with more than 7.1 million reported in 2018, the most recent year for which FBI data is available. This includes burglaries, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft, though it does not include robbery, since that crime is considered violent.

Both the number and rate of property crimes have fallen considerably over the past 20 years, with the total number of these crimes dropping by nearly one-third since 1999. And after adjusting for population differences, the prevalence of property crimes has fallen even more — a 41.2% decline between 1999 and 2018.