Safefromthestart.org Releases Infographic Detailing Some of the Biggest Heists in History

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Safefromthestart.org, a home security site, has released an infographic which details some of the biggest heists in history.

In 1990, muggers in London got away with $460 million. That's enough money to send everyone in Bronxville, NY to college for one year.

From small home invasions to big heists, burglary is one of the most common crimes in the world. In fact, according to the FBI, a robbery occurs every 54 seconds and a typical home invasion costs its victim an average of $1,268.

An infographic detailing some of the biggest heists in history has just been released by safefromthestart.org,a website committed to home security. In an attempt to raise burglary awareness, safefromthestart.org gathered details surrounding heists from all around the world and compared the amount stolen to current day possessions, like cars or a college education for the entire city of Bronxville, NY. The information comes together to create a fascinating, informative, and shocking infographic.

One of the most interesting heists from the infographic details an inside job by one of Saddam Hussein's sons in 2001. According to the infographic released by Safefromthestart.org, with a handwritten note from his father, the son of Saddam Hussein managed to attain about $1 billion dollars from the Central Bank of Iraq. As the infographic states, $1 billion dollars is equivalent to the GDP of Liberia.

From small home invasions to big heists, burglary is one of the most common crimes in the world. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one robbery occurs every 54 seconds and a typical home invasion costs its victim an average of $1,268. Safefromthestart.org hopes that viewers find the infographic informative and interesting, but they also hope it inspires viewers to think about the potential cost of a home invasion and encourages them to inquire about home security system options available in their area.

You can view the infographic by visiting http://www.safefromthestart.org/biggest-heists-infographic

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