Your house needn't be one of the 2.1 million burglarized each year
(with the summer months of July and August being the months of the
greatest number of occurances.)
Three Tips for prevention:
* Install motion detectors to ward off intruders and light the path(s)
when you come home.
* Pick up ladders and tools when you're done with them so burglars
can't use them to break in.
* Don't let service or delivery people into your home unless they show an ID.