Check the security of your home against the advice on this page, and strengthen the weak spots as soon as possible. A small outlay, will, in many cases, make your home much more secure and buy peace of mind into the bargain.
A lot of burglaries can be prevented. Most are committed by opportunist thieves, and in two burglaries out of ten the thief does not have to force his way in because a door or window has been left open. Burglars like easy opportunities. They don't like locked windows because breaking glass attracts attention. They don't like security deadlocks on doors because they cannot open them even from the inside and they have to get out through a window. Simple precautions like these do work.