State crime figures show almost half of residential burglaries and a third of nonresidential burglaries did not involve a forced entry.
Cpl. Trinidad Navarro, spokesman for New Castle County police, says it may sound elementary, but locking doors and windows is important because in a lot cases burglars are just walking in.
The data include records of about 30,000 burglaries reported from January 2007 until last week. Nearly two-thirds involved residential properties.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com