Mr. Pink, Mr. Blonde and Mr. Blue are just a few of the aliases used by the criminals tabbed to take part in the big heist. They all get together with the crime boss to plan the robbery. Obviously this isn't how the typical home robbery occurs, it's the plot from the movie "Reservoir Dogs."
Even though this is just a fictional Hollywood scenario, your home can still be burglarized by some scary characters. That's why our sponsor, SimpliSafe, wanted to let you know about these 10 shocking facts about burglars.
Shocking burglar facts
- Burglars are local - One of the most surprising facts about burglars is how close they live to their victims. Statistics show that the typical burglar lives within two miles of the homes that they rob. It's easy for the criminal to target homes near their residence because they can keep an eye on the victim's daily routine. They know the perfect time to strike, including when you're at work or on vacation. Bonus tip: Here's how to keep burglars out of your home while you're on vacation.
- Devious minds - According to the FBI, in 2015 there was an average of one burglary in the U.S. every 20 seconds. That means that there were 1,576,800 burglaries last year. Only about 13.6 percent of those burglaries resulted in arrests. Yikes! That's a shockingly low number of arrests compared to the amount of reported crimes. This shows just how sneaky the average burglar can be.
- Not nocturnal - Many people believe that the majority of break-ins happen during the middle of the night. This actually is not the case. Most home burglaries occur during the middle of the day, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is the criminal's path of least resistance as the typical resident is at work or school during these hours.