How To Protect Your Home And Family. It's no secret that crime is increasing every year and is invading what once were considered safe communities. Crimes against property occur, on average, 20 times every minute with an estimated one thousand dollars of property stolen in each case. Burglary is a crime of opportunity where entry is gained due to the carelessness of homeowners. Single family homes are two times more likely to be burglarized than apartments. While receiving a lot of publicity when it happens, hotels and motels account for less than 3% of all burglaries.