A TV station in Boise, ID interviewed 86 burglars about what deters them from burglarizing a home. It’s definitely not a scientific study, but it does share some interesting insights:
Some of the responses surprised me:
“In my opinion, I think homeowners should always leave a TV or radio on,” said one inmate.
“Get a camera and make it visible!” wrote another.
“Put bars on your windows and doors, get an alarm, keep an extra car in the driveway, keep lights, TVs and radios on when you leave your home,” read one questionnaire.
I leave a TV on for my dogs (yes, they’re slightly spoiled), so I hit two of their big suggestions (large dogs are discussed earlier in the article).