Britain’s top 10 most burgled cities have been revealed, with Newcastle and the north east coming in top places whilst London came in seventh.
Despite one in three Britons being victims of burglary, a mere 43% of Britons own a home security product. And of those who do feature alarms, only 78% of incidents are reported to police, as people don’t think the crime will be investigated properly.
Says Jamie Allam: “There is clearly a wide concern regarding a lack of Police resources to respond to burglaries, but homeowners also have to take responsibility for their own security, especially in the winter months and lead up to Christmas.
“The key to stop burglars is to make it as difficult as possible to enter your home with visual security measures including alarms that will attract attention. 60% of burglaries carried out on homes fitted with burglar alarms are unsuccessful as the opportunist burglar will quickly move on to easier targets.”
Britain’s Top 10 most burgled cities:
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