Things burglars want.
Burglars want different things these days than they used to. A few years ago, the prime targets were your home entertainment electronics. Now, thieves are mainly after cash, drugs (pharmaceutical and otherwise), laptop computers, guns, and jewellery.
They want stuff that’s small, valuable, and easy to sell. However, whenever you buy a big-ticket electronics item, you should take measures to hide the “evidence.”
Be discreet about carrying in the new flat screen. Pull into your garage first, if possible. Likewise, don’t leave the big new box out by the curb; cut it up first. It’s not so much that a burglar wants your home theatre equipment. Rather, he thinks that if you can afford to buy one, you probably have lots of other nice things to steal.