Check out our very first infographic looking at UK burglary statistics over the past few years. It makes for some very interesting reading and may make you think again about your home security and insurance. Research has shown that in the UK, burglars strike every 40 seconds. Families with children are likely victims and in 56% of these cases, there is someone at home at the time of the crime and, 44% of these cases happen in broad day light. British burglars use doors to break into homes.