Uniform Crime Reports: Burglaries on the Rise and Fall?
The national rate for burglary in 2008 was 730.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. Total burglaries were 2,222,196, up 2 percent from 2007 and up 3.6 percent over the five-year span dating back to 2004. The news was especially discouraging if you’re a homeowner, landlord or renter. Residences took a significant hit in 2008, burgled 1,562,976 times, up 5.4 percent from 2007 levels, and accounted for 70.3 percent of all burglary offenses.