The Federal Bureau of Investigation (2010) defines burglary as the unlawful entry into a structure in order to commit theft or a felony. The term structure refers to offices, apartments, houseboats used as homes, barns or railroad cars. It however does not refer to cars or ships. This entry need not be forceful. Burglary is classified into three forms; forcible entry, attempted forcible entry and non-forcible unlawful entry where no force is applied.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (2010) reports approximately 2,199,125 burglaries in 2009. This is less by 1.3% in comparison to 2008. This is however