Home Burglary Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

Home at dusk.

According to Nationwide Insurance Claims Data and FBI statistics, home theft is most common in the summer months when the temperatures rise.

A recent survey* commissioned by Nationwide reveals that, while a majority of homeowners (79 percent) have at least one common theft-prevention measure (e.g., alarm system, deadbolt), three in 10 (30 percent) do not use any, potentially putting their loved ones and belongings at unnecessary risk during a heightened burglary season.

Are you prepared in case you experience a home theft? See how you stack up against our recent survey and test your security smarts about home theft below. The information you uncover might surprise you. Good luck!

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  • Drew Croker

    But if they break in mostly during daylight hours (twice as often according to one previous question) what good would motion detection flood lights be?

    • http://www.nationwide.com/ Nationwide Insurance

      Hi Drew,

      Thanks for the comment. Although burglaries do happen most often during the day, 35% happen at night.

  • Drew Croker

    Seriously? What about people that are social network security conscious. You’re assuming a lot when you ask if I’d share that I’m going on vacation via social networking sites. Did I post the dates? Who was I sharing the fact that I was going on vacation with?

    • http://www.nationwide.com/ Nationwide Insurance

      Hi Drew,

      We’re glad you are conscious about social network security. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the risks. In fact, 24% of our survey respondents say they post information about their current location on social media. Thanks for the comment.