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Security Facts

Residential Burglary

Whether you call it a burglar, security or alarm system, having one is not just about peace of mind. These statistics show that it makes a lot of sense.

  • According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 75% of all crime in the states is property crime
  • Of property thefts, 83% were home and business burglaries.
  • The FBI reports that a burglary occurs every 15 seconds.
  • The US Dept. of Justice predicts 70% of all homeowners will be a victim of burglary in the next 20 years.
  • 1 of 5 homes will have a burglary, fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • 9 of 10 convicted burglars agreed they’d avoid houses protected by alarm system.
  • A security system makes your home 3 times less likely to be burglarized.
  • Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
  • 1 of 3 homes will have a medical emergency this year.

PERS

Personal Emergency Response Systems can help deliver both peace of mind and a statistically backed prudent solution to extending independent living for a loved one.

  • More than 33% of people ages 65 and older are involved in accidents and falls at home each Year. – CDC
  • One out of every 3 people over the age of 65 will fall this year. 28% of those will die due to help not arriving quick enough. Only 38% of those who do survive the trauma return to living independently. The key is getting help quickly. - New England Journal of Medicine
  • Research supports the common sense notion that getting prompt help makes surviving an emergency more likely. The ability to get help also boosts the odds that a senior will continue to live independently.
  • 50% of people who fall require assistance to get up. After a fall or other emergency, 90% of people who get help within one hour will continue independent living, but after 12 hours without help only 10% of people will continue to live at home. - New England Journal of Medicine
  • Seniors are hospitalized for fall-related injuries 5 times more often than they are for injuries from all other causes. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death for seniors. – CDC.
  • About 50% of heart attack caused deaths occur within one hour of the heart attack –outside a hospital. There is a only a 6% to 9% early mortality rate from a heart attack for those who survive long enough to reach the hospital. Getting to the hospital quickly is the goal.
  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the No.1 cause of adult disability. Many strokes are preventable and treatable with prompt medical attention. - National Stroke Association
  • Senior citizens age 70 and over have the greatest risk of fire death. The fire death risk among seniors is more than double the average population.

Commercial Burglary

  • In the US alone, a commercial robbery is committed every 4 minutes…over 1 million robberies per year.
  • Businesses without alarm systems are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized than those with electronic security in place.
  • Shoplifting occurs 380 to 440 million times yearly.
  • Shoplifting costs businesses $9.5 to $11 billion annually.
  • $30 billion in profit is lost yearly to theft and error.
  • The increase in reporting of fraud-related incidents from 2006 through 2009 has surged from 10.9 percent to 21 percent.
  • US Organizations lose 7% of annual revenues to fraud – totaling just under a trillion dollars in 2008.
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