Additional Facts & Information
- Just for Renters
Did you know .
- A landlord's insurance policy generally doesn't cover your
personal possessions or protect them from liability, according
to the Independent Insurance Agents of America.
- The chance of fire increases during cold weather months (December
- An April 1998 report by the U.S. Fire Administration indicates
that because people spend more time indoors during colder weather,
there is a greater chance that a fire will occur due to increased
indoor activities such as cooking and the use of heating equipment.
- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 29% of all home fires
start in the kitchen.
- Unattended cooking causes the majority of these kitchen fires.
- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, direct property losses
due to fire exceed $9 billion a year.
- About 2 million fires are reported each year. There are
many more fires that go unreported.
- The U.S. Fire Administration reports that a fire occurs in
a home every ten seconds, and every 60 seconds a fire occurs
that is serious enough to call the fire department.
- 1999 National Fire Protection Association data indicates that
in 1998 approximately 517,500 fires occurred in structures.
- 86,500 of them occurred in apartments
- $631,000,000 in property damage from fire occurred in apartments.
- The 1998 Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics indicates
that in 1997 there were 1,763,253 residential burglaries reported
- 1997 FBI Uniform Crime Reports data indicates that from 1993
- 1997 the greatest number of burglaries occurred in the months
of July and August.
- 52% of these burglaries happened during daytime hours and
48% happened at night.
- Two out of three burglaries were residential.
- 60% of these residential burglaries occurred during daytime
- 1997 FBI Uniform Crime Reports data indicates that losses due
to burglary were approximately $3.3 billion.
- The average dollar loss was $1,391 per residential burglary.
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