Break and Enter is the offence committed when any person unlawfully enters any place with the intent of committing a criminal offence therein.
There is no set time that a break-in is more likely to occur. There are suspects who only commit break-ins at night, while others operate during the day.
Break-in suspects do not normally want to be seen or detected. They will usually break into a home that appears to be unoccupied.
For information about Robberies, commonly mistaken for break and enters, please refer to the Robbery page.
If you are going away for any length of time, ensure you have a trusted person looking after your home to give appearance of occupancy.
Here are some tips to make your home appear occupied:
Don't post on social media that you are going away. Also, avoid posting those amazing vacation photos until you have returned home.
For more, visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Break and Enter Unit page.