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The shock of learning someone has been in your home without your permission is difficult to overestimate. In fact, the associated anxiety, sleep loss, and fear following a burglary are far more akin to that following a violent crime than, say, identity fraud or auto theft. In the event that your home is burglarized, here are some tips for keeping safe and getting back to normal.
If you can tell from the outside of your home that someone has broken in, do not enter until the police arrive. Wait in a locked car or with a neighbour. Surprising a burglar in the act is extremely dangerous.
Call 911 as soon as you know someone has broken into your home. This may seem obvious, but many crimes are not reported because victims feel there is no point. Even if police do not catch the perpetrators, you are…
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