Burglars Reveal Eye-Opening Secrets in Unprecedented I-Team Series

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NBC 4 New York

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 

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.

PART II: How They Break In

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.
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.

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

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.

See the results of the survey below. 

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