Estimates that nearly one-third of all burglars enter through the front door. In addition: More than 30 percent of burglars enter residences through an unlocked door, window, or other opening without force. Around 60 percent of burglars use forcible entry to gain access to a home. Typically, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. Homes without alarm systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than those with an alarm system. Safety tips for you!