Burglary, Fire, and Life Safety in Orlando
Even in a popular family destination like Orlando, property crime and burglary can be a risk. Crime rates in Orlando are far above the national average, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported more than 70,000 burglary offenses in 2018 alone.
No matter where you live, property crime and burglary can be a risk. In addition to being scary, these crimes can be costly. Victims of burglary suffered an estimated $737 billion in property losses in 2021, and 57% of these burglaries occurred in someone’s home.
Florida is called the Lightning Capital of the U.S., and the NFPA reports that 22,600 fires are started by lightning per year, causing $451 million in direct property damage. With more lightning strikes than any other area of the U.S., if Florida is the capital, Central Florida is the town hall.
Weather aside, homes still need protection from the unforeseeable. Everyday activities can put Orlando homes at risk of fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide (CO) from cooking, to electrical outlets, to home appliances, and candles.