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Burglary

The act of entering a building unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime, usually but not always theft. Burglary is illegal in nearly every jurisdiction.
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As part of National Home Security Week leading home security manufacturer, Micromark, has surveyed 30 convicted burglars and over 1,000 consumers to get their thoughts on home security.
Studies show that homes with an electronic security system are roughly two to three times less likely to be burglarized than homes without one, It is said that most burglars are inexperienced and are simply looking for an easy opportunity, but lack the patience to pursue breaking into a home that has deterrents
THERE'S no way whatsoever that a burglar should be allowed to make any complaint.
A BURGLAR fled with a wallet and a watch after breaking into Culture Secretary Chris Smith's pounds 400,000 London home.
A CALLOUS burglar found a man hanged in his home during a break-in, ignored the body and fleeced him of his bank cards, TV and video recorder.
These efforts resulted in a known YACS burglar being captured at one restaurant with an upgraded alarm system and a sharp decrease in the number of subsequent break-ins.
Alarms and dogs are two of the most important deterrents because they make the job harder once a burglar sets his sights on your home.
Gem-Access(TM) - designed specifically for alarm dealers who install burglar alarms, but also want to enter the fast growing access control business for their commercial accounts.
VICTORIA: Thursda y August 27 - Burglar approached garage, damaged window but did not gain access to garage.
If your home is burgled and you're in there, you have the right to get rid of the burglar," the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge said.
A report called The Digital Criminal, prepared with the help of reformed burglar Michael Fraser, has found almost four in ten people have posted updates detailing their holiday plans, while a third have posted updates saying that they are away for the weekend.
There's a real fear on the part of families that burglars have free passage and that if a burglar is confronted by a homeowner that the law is on the side of the burglars