CCTV Installation and Other Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risk of Burglary
A comparison of the crime statistics published by ukcrimestats.com shows that the number of burglaries in 2012 rose 77.7% compared to the 2011 statistics (Wolverhampton
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used as example).
The total number of burglaries from January 2011 to December 2011 was 72, while for the period of January to December 2012 this rose dramatically to 116.
The increase was even more remarkable when taking just the last 3 months of the year as the increase was a staggering 141%. October to December 2011 had 12 burglaries, and October to December 2012 had 29.
These worrying statistics and trends seem to suggest that crime is on the increase and that the Police are having a harder time deterring crime.
What Can I do?
Contact your local police station and speak to your neighbourhood watch representative, if you have one. They will give you great advice for ‘burglar-proofing’ your home or business.
Meanwhile, there are things you can do right way. These points are listed below:
- Make sure your property isn’t an open invitation to burglars
Burglary is an opportunistic crime, rarely is it pre-planned. Burglars look for signs that a property is likely to be an easy target by observing various indicators. By making a few simple changes you can send out the signals that you are not an easy target and the burglars should pass you by.
Burglars usually choose houses that have little or no visible security.