The crime statistics released by the city of Midland, Texas, on February 6, 2014, show 568 burglaries in 2013. That's just shy of two a day and up from 559 in 2012. No one wants to be burglarized, and I suppose each of us has devised a method of preventing burglaries or redirecting them to another house. My own method is to own things so old and cheap that only an idiot would break in to steal them.
Be that as it may, there's an excellent video online at the Richardson, Texas, website titled James: Confession of a Burglar. Probably part of a plea deal, a prolific burglar named James describes his tactics. It's 17 minutes long and worth the time it takes to watch it.
Here's a direct link if the embed doesn't work.
Note: If all this looks familiar it was featured on these pages last year at James the burglar describes his M.O..
P.S. Be sure to check out Crimemapping.com for criminal activity near you.