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Convicted burglars share methods for choosing a target, getting inside

The majority of inmates said they typically entered a home or apartment through an unlocked door or window, or by breaking windows. (Source: WMC Action News 5) The majority of inmates said they typically entered a home or apartment through an unlocked door or window, or by breaking windows. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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They know when you’re at home and they know when you’re away.

Have you ever wondered how home burglars pick their targets?

The method is simple. If a criminal wants to break into your home, they will. But what are the steps you can take to better protect your home and your family?

Thursday night at 6:00, Mark Thornhill takes a look at a survey done with 100 Tennessee inmates currently serving time for burglary.

I would make up a name of someone and ask for them. They'd say that person didn't live there. I'd act surprised.

Their answers may surprise you and make you think twice about measures you may have already taken to secure your home.

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