Knowledge based information on home burglaries:
The typical burglar resides within two miles of the target home and because they live close, it’s easy for them to learn your family’s daily schedule and strike when they know you’re not home. They usually try to enter homes through an unlock entry door first, windows second, and the garage third. Any window or door that’s unlocked is a target.
They will likely knock on the front door before breaking it in, and most burglars fear that someone might be home if they hear a radio or TV. They look for homes with big fences and overgrown trees or bushes or a home away from other homes. They will look for signs that might indicate the home has a security system.
They will try to avoid making noise created by breaking glass, and If the home is near a busy street, are the neighbors, then the burglar may decide it’s too risky to force their way into the front of the home so they may go to the side or back of the home to try and gain access.
If your doors and windows already have good-quality dead bolts and window sash locks installed and fastened, they will have a harder time prying one open so they may try breaking glass in order to reach the lock and then open the window or door.
Burglars prefer breaking in early morning or afternoon and will usually search the master bedroom first searching the dresser drawers and nightstands, looking under mattresses, and search closets for Cash, jewelry, and weapon. They will check the bathroom for prescription drugs and the living area and game room for electronics.