Overall, most burglaries occurred in apartment buildings. The risk of burglaries is by no means limited to lower storeys either. Apartments in the middle and upper storeys are also affected. Roughly one third of burglaries in apartment buildings are on the ground floor, and the rest are in the storeys above and consequently, the risk of a burglary occurring on any storey should be taken seriously.
The house or apartment entrance doors have proven to be the biggest weak points. Once inside the building, a burglar can access apartments on all storeys. Statistics show that most of the burglaries in the upper storeys take place during the day. This is because the stairwell in the upper storeys is less frequently used. The burglar therefore has more time to respond when he hears or catches sight of someone arriving home at the main entrance door. The perpetrator is therefore less likely to be disturbed than on the ground floor for example, where the risk of being caught when attempting the burglary is much higher.