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Number of burglary


The United States of America is the top country by burglary in the world. As of 2016, burglary in the United States of America was 1.52 million that accounts for 33.44 % of the world's burglary. The top 5 countries (others are Germany, France, Russian Federation, and Chile) account for 61.42 % of it. The world's total burglary was estimated at 4.53 million in 2016.

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What is burglary?

“Burglary” means gaining unauthorised access to a part of a building/dwelling or other premises; including by use of force; with the intent to steal goods (breaking and entering). “Burglary” should include; where possible; theft from a house; appartment or other dwelling place; factory; shop or office; from a military establishment; or by using false keys. It should exclude theft from a car; from a container; from a vending machine; from a parking meter and from fenced meadow/compound. (UN-CTS M4.6)

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