Domestic Burglary

  • Tore Bjørgo
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


Burglaries and the associated theft of valuables from homes are often referred to as “everyday crimes”. This form of property crime affects many ordinary people in what they like to think of as the safety of their own home. In addition to causing financial loss and physical damage to buildings, fixtures and fittings, it is often the psychological harm that is worst for the victims. Their home has been invaded by strangers, their sense of safety has diminished, and their home and property has been desecrated and defiled. It is, therefore, not strange that this is a form of crime that most people want the police to take seriously, even though burglary prevention and investigation have not always been at the top of the police’s list of priorities.


Restorative Justice Property Crime Crime Scene Negative Side Effect Security Guard 
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© Tore Bjørgo 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tore Bjørgo
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  1. 1.Norwegian Police University CollegeNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsNorway

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