10 most stolen items from burglaries

A break-in happens every 15 seconds. Find out what thieves are looking for — and get tips to keep your home safe.

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It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare: You get home from work or vacation and find out someone’s broken in and taken your valuables, replaceable and otherwise. And while a home burglary likely won’t ruin you financially—the average loss per burglary in 2016 was $2,361—the feeling of invasion and helplessness can be palpable.

Read on to find top 10 most often stolen items, according to the 2016 Crime in the United States report from the U.S. Department of Justice. We also talked to Christopher Falkenberg, president of Insite Security, a multidiscipline security service that caters to elite private clients, Fortune 500 companies, and financial institutions, to get his expert tips for protecting your home from the threat of thieves.

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