Burglaries in the Dark - Police Studies

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Last Sunday was 'burglary day'. This does not mean that a record number of burglaries were registered on this day, but rather that this is a day of action by the police.

Why was October 31, 2023 the 'day of the break-in'?

On this day the time has been changed and it is dark an hour earlier.
Due to the darkness, the number of break-in attempts increases again.
Studies show that burglaries increase significantly in the dark season.

Which studies support this statement?

The annual crime statistics published by the Federal Criminal Police Office support this statement. 'Yes! This assumption is confirmed by analyzing the 'months of crime' in 2022 for residential burglaries in the police crime statistics," says Alexander Göttert, spokesman for the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

In addition, the State Criminal Police Office of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN), among others, examined connections between burglary numbers and seasons.

All three studies conducted confirm that residential burglaries increase significantly in the winter months.
In particular, crimes in which the perpetrator and victim do not know each other increase significantly in winter and at night. However, the studies do not offer an explanation for this.

The However, the Lower Saxony Criminological Research Institute (KFN) analyzed how many households that were subject to a break-in were protected by technical measures.

Only between 1.4% and 5.8% of the affected households had a surveillance camera. In most cases, such cameras were installed after the break-ins.

You can find more about this study here:

your home before something happens is therefore recommended.

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In addition, a surveillance camera provides a deterrent effect. The BKA's crime statistics confirm that significantly fewer attempts are made to break into protected houses.
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