Burglary occurs when an unauthorized person enters your home without your permission, usually for the purpose of theft. This can occur through forced entry, where an closed entrance to your home is broken or tampered with to gain access, but can also occur when someone unlawfully enters through unlocked or unlatched entrances; which is how most burglaries happen. Failed attempts of forced entry, too, are defined as burglary. Even though burglary has been on the decrease through 2010, you can protect both your home and peace of mind by taking the appropriate measures to deter burglars. Look at the ways to protect yourself from burglars..