FBI reports a burglary occurs in the United States every 15.4 seconds. That\u2019s almost 4 property crimes a minute. Wow! A burglary can be in a home, park, car, parking lot, gym or place of work.\n\nThey state:\nMost burglaries occur during the day when everyone\u2019s at work or school.\nUnlocked, unoccupied homes that are off the beaten path have the best escape routes and are big targets.\nAuto break-ins are \u201ccrimes of opportunity\u201d. If the bad-guy sees your stuff in the front or back seat they smash and grab.\nHome security tips they offer:\nUse solid steel or solid wood doors.\n\nTrim shrubs to eliminate hiding spots.\nReport suspicious activity in your neighborhood.\nStart a neighborhood watch and get to know your neighbors.\nInform a few trusted neighbors of any travel plans to assist in the collection of newspapers and mail.\nInstall a home security system monitored by law enforcement and consider security cameras too.\nAuto security tips they offer:\nLock you doors and take your keys. Sounds, like a no brainer, but you\u2019d be surprised at how many don\u2019t follow this simple rule.\n\nDon\u2019t leave valuables exposed. Put them in the trunk or take them with you.\nDon\u2019t leave papers that may have identity data visible.\nActivate alarms, use antitheft wheel locks.\nCarry your registration in your wallet and make photo copies that you keep at home.\nNever leave your engine running and walk away from the car, even if it\u2019s only for a minute.\nRobert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing Home Security on NBC Boston.