Work tools rank third among a Top 10 list of things stolen from people's cars, and second among a Top 10 list of objects stolen from people's homes.
This might make somewhat more sense if you consider that by 'home,' the survey includes garages, which is where many people will leave their tools lying around. And in many instances, the garages will be left unlocked.
But interestingly enough, car thieves were much more likely to swipe power tools from the cars than cash, and power tools were even a more popular target than jewellery when it came to home theft.
Smart phones were the Number 1 item taken from cars, and yet didn't even make the Top 10 list of objects stolen from the home.
Personal electronics were second on the list of items stolen from cars, and finished in the sixth (laptops) and ninth (iPods and iPads) spots on the list of top stolen items from homes.
Here is a list of the Top 10 stolen items from cars and homes -
Top 10 items stolen from vehicles in 2012
2. Personal electronics - tablets, laptops, iPods, GPS
3. Work tools
4. Credit cards and identification
5. Stereo equipment
6. Cash and change
7. Car parts and accessories
8. Garage door openers
Top 10 items stolen from homes in 2012
2. Tools and building supplies
4. Piggy banks and jars of coins
5. Video games and consoles
6. Laptop computers
7. Wallet or purse
9. iPods and iPads
10. Your identity
From: Insurance Business Publication