11 Surprising Home Burglary Statistics in Australia [Infographic]

Last Updated on April 9, 2021
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More than 1 million Australian households had experienced a break-in in the year 2020. In this infographic, we take a look at 11 surprising facts about these household crimes and tips on how to prevent them.

Infographic on Burglary in Australian Households

Burglary in Australia

There was an estimated 10.4% of Australian households experienced crimes in the 2019-2020 financial year. That’s 1,017,200 households!

2.4% of Australian households experienced a break-in but 1.9% were unsuccessful break-ins.

74% of households reported the break-in to the police while 11% did not.

During the most recent break-in, 168,800 households (71%) had something stolen. 113,200 households (48%) had property damage and only 12,200 households (12%) confronted the perpetrator.

Most Commonly Stolen Types of Property

The most commonly stolen types of property stolen from Australian households were personal items, at 25% (59,000). Followed by money, purse or wallets at 19% (46,200) and lastly, tools at 17% (40,500).

Tips to Prevent Burglary

  • Lock up. Police suggest many opportunistic thieves take advantage of unlocked homes.
  • Don’t provide cover. Cut back trees and bushes that obscure doors and windows from the street.
  • Make friends with neighbours. People look out for each other. Have a neighbour collect your mail while you are on holiday.
  • Install security cameras. Security cameras deter burglars and collect evidence.

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This article was published on July4th



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