What’s In The Mind Of A Professional Burglar??

March 31, 2009 by admin  
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With home burglary crimes on the rapid increase, have you ever wondered what makes the professional, criminal burglar tick?  What is on his mind and why does he think the way he does?  When looking at protecting the perimeter and interior of your home, you need to think just like a burglar.  If a burglar is looking at your home as a target of opportunity, what weaknesses will he see?

Here is a video link with a law enforcement official interviewing a burglar.  Pay very close attention to what the burglar is saying and make sure you are aware of any weaknesses in your security protection.  If you have any, fix them right away.  The cost of being proactive is cheaper than being a victim of a home burglary crime.

Become more aware of your home’s immediate surroundings as well as the people and the cars that come and go in your neighborhood.  If you have individuals strolling down your street on foot - looking as though they do not live in your neighborhood - keep a vigilant eye open as they may be casing the neighborhood.  Get to know the neighbors in your immediate vicinity. 

Here is an must watch interview with a professional burglar.  Listen up!  watch?v=pWxzNctBVtY&feature=related  - Courtesy of CMPDvidcast

Story Courtesy of Mail Online

Burglars regard jail ‘as a school for honing their criminal skills’ 

Burglars regard jail as a school for honing their criminal skills rather than as a deterrent, according to research published today.  Criminologist Professor Martin Gill said house-breakers swap ideas in prison to “improve their technique”.

His research for Halifax Home Insurance - which involved in-depth interviews with 13 burglars - also found that in some cases security measures work to a burglar’s advantage.

For example, some burglars say security lights provide a “handy light to work by”, although others do reposition sensors to avoid triggering the lights.

Prof Gill’s report said: “Security measures designed to act as a deterrent were risk-assessed and managed by offenders to reduce the risk of getting caught; the majority were confident that they could commit the crime with no consequences.

“Nevertheless, they very much focused on the easy opportunity. Prison was regarded as a learning school for improving techniques to break into properties and was used to share ideas amongst inmates.”

A separate poll of 1,670 householders by Halifax showed that 34 per cent who had a burglar alarm fitted to their home said they rarely activated it.

A further 33 per cent also said they assumed ringing burglar alarms in their neighbourhood to be false.

Homeowners who leave curtains closed when away from home to make the property appear occupied may actually encourage burglars, who take it as a sign that occupants are on holiday, the report said.

Empty packaging left outside a property which indicates a new purchase - such as the plasma TV boxes - also indicates to burglars that there is something expensive in the house worth stealing.

Halifax’s Vicky Emmott said: “The report provides a number of frightening insights into how a burglar operates which will hopefully make people think how they might better protect their home.”

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One Response to “What’s In The Mind Of A Professional Burglar??”
  1. Great article! I just posted about this as well because we had a story that really hit home and this guy really ’shocked’ me in this video.

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