They still do but are more rare these days. A lot of statistics report that 80% of break ins occur through a door. There are many reasons for this.
Windows are somewhat more difficult to get in due to many factors such as height from the ground and thickness of the glass.
A lot of gridded windows like the one shown in this picture are difficult to break through and enter.
Double pained and even triple pained windows are another reason a robber would choose a door. Also, if a burglar cuts themselves in the process of a window break in they might leave a trail blood droplets behind which could link them to the crime via DNA testing.
Another thing about windows is that a lot of burglars don’t know how to break in through windows without making a lot of noise. A door break-in can be much quieter and easier for a non intelligent crook.
In a lot of cases doors are the entry of choice because some of them can take only a few seconds to open with a crow bar. But there is always the possibility of a window break in. That’s why if you don’t protect your windows with contacts (due to the low probability) at least install a motion sensor in your home as a back-up. I know that we at America’s Ultimate Security always include at least one motion detector in our basic alarm equipment packages.
Whenever I hear of window break ins they are usually people’s storage sheds in the back yard or perhaps a commercial business that had an old board covering a window where an AC unit was installed and it was just too easy to pass up. But typically window break-ins through residential homes are rare but not impossible. So consider it for what it’s worth.
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