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    Burglars Reveal Eye-Opening Secrets in Unprecedented I-Team Series
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    Burglars reveal their secrets in an exclusive four-part I-Team series.

    In an unprecedented crime prevention project, the I-Team sent surveys to hundreds of convicted burglars in New York and New Jersey, asking them questions about how they picked their targets, broke into homes and what residents can do to stop them. 

    The answers from behind bars were eye-opening. See the latest stories in this four-part investigative series below.

    PART I: Who They Target 

    Some Burglars Using Social Media to Find Targets, I-Team Survey ShowsSome Burglars Using Social Media to Find Targets, I-Team Survey Shows

    Several thieves said they had used social media to case targets for break-ins when responding to a survey the I-Team sent to 500 convicted burglars in New York and New Jersey. More than 10 percent of those 57 respondents said they've logged on to find targets and good times to strike. Sarah Wallace has more insight from one imprisoned thief.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 22, 2016)

    PART II: How They Break In

    How Burglars Break Into Your HomeHow Burglars Break Into Your Home

    In an unprecedented crime prevention project, the I-Team revealed how convicted burglars say they're getting into your homes. Now, NBC 4 New York's Chris Glorioso explains how you can keep them out.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016)

    PART III: How to Stop Them

    What to Do When You Encounter Burglars in Your HomeWhat to Do When You Encounter Burglars in Your Home

    In an unprecedented crime prevention project, the I-Team sent surveys to hundreds of convicted burglars in New York and New Jersey, asking them questions about how they picked their targets, broke into homes and what residents can do to stop them. Here's part 3 of the series, by Sarah Wallace. See the rest of the series here.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016)

    PART IV: What They Would Tell Their Moms (Airing Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 11 p.m.)

    Crime Prevention Tips Convicted Burglars Would Give Their MomsCrime Prevention Tips Convicted Burglars Would Give Their Moms

    What would burglars tell their own mothers to keep their homes safe? In the last installment of an unprecedented crime prevention project, Chris Glorioso asks convicted burglars their advice for keeping intruders out of your home.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016)

    See the results of the survey below. 

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