Originally Posted by omgitsthelazor
The most likely time you are to be burgled is during the middle of the day, you can survey the premises without suspicion, there's going to be less or no people in the targetted house and even if there is with TV and everything else its a lot easier to drown out noise you might be causing.
Sounds like you have experience.
Serious though, during the day most people are at work, so the house security is 'out of sight, out of mind'. The annoyance of the day probably overrides any concern for your TV or other shiny things.
Night time you are in the location, its quieter and you focus more on what you hear outside. It's also the time when you are at your most vulnerable, tucked up in your bed, maybe in some PJ's or arse naked, bare feet and the closest thing you have for a weapon is your iPhone. You hear a noise in the middle of the night, the first thing you do it try figure out what it is and what your supposed to do :-
So you run down the stairs, bellowing at the top of your lungs, barge through the doors (barely noticing that your TV is just fine) to arrive in the kitchen where your 6 year old is staring at you wide eyed, terrified and covered in chocolate.... and your standing in the broken glass of a Nutella jar.
So, why are we fearful, because we usually don't have a clue as to what the hell is going on and we think the big box on the door will scare away the bad thieving people.