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Burglars Confess: Recent University of North Carolina at Charlotte Research Provides Valuable Insight into Motivation, Target Selection

University researchers study convicted burglars to prove effectiveness of alarms, shed light on habits and decision-making.
A groundbreaking new study by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte examines hundreds of convicted offenders to gain an unprecedented look inside the mind of a burglar, providing remarkable insight into an intruder’s motivation and methods.

According to the study, a majority of burglars considered the presence of deterrents such as alarms, outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment when choosing a potential residential or commercial target. Approximately 83 percent of the offenders said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars who were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/business/press-releases/article/Burglars-Confess-Recent-University-of-North-4505769.php#ixzz2TBT5r0Tm

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