Actually, it just about is. This ain't the 1970s anymore. Burglary rate in 1960 was 5 per 1,000 people. 2010 it was 7 per 1,000. Not really a huge difference. Some years in between oh yeah -- peaked in 1980 at 17 burglaries per 1,000 population. Most of our other crime statistics have all followed the same trends. ================= I like cameras. May not stop break ins, but neither do alarms. But gives you a fighting chance to actually catch who did it...and the more times you can rack up cases against someone, the more likely they'll actually get punished.