Nobody wants to come home from a night out to find someone has broken into their home and stolen their most valuable possessions. However, that’s happens relatively frequently in the UK. For that reason, it’s important that we all start taking home security a little more seriously. Today, we’re going to provide you with some interesting facts and information that could help to reinforce the point we’ve just made. Take a quick read through, and you’ll soon come round to our way of thinking.
Top stolen items
- Around 34% of burglaries involve the theft of cash from wallets or purses.
- Just over 30% of burglaries involve the theft of electrical goods like cameras.
- Almost 35% of burglaries involve the theft of computer equipment or televisions.
- In no less than 72% of instances, burglars will gain access to the property through the front door.
- In 15% of instances, the front door has been left unlocked, making their lives significantly easier.
- In 42% of instances, the items stole total more than £1000 in value.
- 59% of break-ins occur when the owner is still inside the property.
How victims feel after a burglary
- 53% of victims claim they felt angry after someone had broken into their home.
- 30% of victims said they were now fearful of being inside the property alone.
- 24% of victims claim to have trouble sleeping for months after the incident occurred.
From all that information, it should be clear that you need to do everything possible to secure your home and limit the chances of a break-in. HD video cameras and high-end alarm systems are the best ways of doing that.
Infographic By Lockrite