15 Things To Do AFTER You’ve Been Burglarized

Being burglarized is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Your space feels violated, you no longer feel safe at home and your valuables– things that you worked hard to purchase– are probably gone forever. No one expects to feel so helpless after being burglarized, but what you do next can help you regain your security and, hopefully, prevent a break-in from ever happening again.

1. Immediately Call the Police

(Flickr, jondoeforty1)

(Flickr, jondoeforty1)

On the surface, this may sound like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t feel a rush to do so. In their minds, the event has already happened and their first instinct may be to assess the damage themselves.

Don’t do this!

Instead, immediately exit the home, call the police and wait for them before re-entering. If a burglar is still inside the house or lingering somewhere nearby, the last thing that you want is to be inside with a person who wants to keep you from calling the police or identifying them in any way.

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