By the Numbers: US Explosives Incidents and Burglary Incidents (And How It Relates to Estate Security)

Continuing the series on estate security in executive protection...

In 2016, there were 439 reported bombing incidents in the US, and “residential structures” were targeted more than any other location. (Source: USBDC Explosives Incident Report, 2016)

There are a range of crimes directed at estates, which are unique to residential targets (as illustrated previously in this graphic). Obviously burglary, and you have plenty of measures to mitigate that risk, already in place.

But do you generally associate estate security with explosives incidents/attacks?

Well, after you read the infographics that I created on the next two pages, you might change your mind.


Graphic #1: Burglary

This is basically a cheat sheet about burglary: aggregate numbers + a note on burglar tactics. I was ignorant of much of this when I initially began working estate security, so I hope this is as helpful for others, as it is to me.

Source: Uniform Crime Report: Crime in the United States, 2015, US Department of Justice-Federal Bureau of Investigation


* 1,579,527 represents the total number of recorded burglaries in the US, in 2015 (most current numbers available from FBI).


Graphic #2: Explosives, Bombings, and More

Here is a breakdown of the US statistics on explosive attacks, incidents of letter/parcel bombs, bomb threats, and more, as they relate to residential targets. (You will be surprised!)

Source: United States Bomb Data Center (USBDC) Explosives Incident Report (EIR)


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