Here in MO there was some break ins going on last year. Granted, I don't live in a big city,, I live in the country and the town I live in is small enough to be considered Country. What they would do is target farmers with working wives. They were hitting hard right around harvest time,, got at least 4 houses I know of. They would drive by multiple times (these houses were on gravel roads) and watch the time everyone left for the day. When the farmer was gone and wife and kids left for work and school, they would pull into the garage and shut the garage door then load up. They got one family BAD. Stole EVERYTHING of value, and I mean EVERYTHING. Even the couple of guns in an old farm truck in the shed, behind the driver's seat.... But here's the kicker... if and WHEN they do get caught.. do you really think they will be responsible for paying/giving any of this back? NO. They have to serve time in a jail or prison where they get free meals and they get to hang around their brothers/sisters/friends for a year or so and be catered to. To many, this style of life is better than what they have in the real world.
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!