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Anatomy of a typical burglary:

- Happens during daytime, when people are away

- Neighbors, if home, aren't watching

- A door or window is unlocked

- Targets are things easy to carry: firearms, money, jewelry, small electronics

- Alarm system not always a deterrent

A typical burglar is:

- Between 13 and 30 years old

- Familiar with the neighborhood

- On foot or on bicycle or dropped off by an accomplice and picked up later

- Knows someone who lives nearby or has worked in the neighborhood

- In it for the money but may get a thrill from being in someone's house