Regardless of measures taken by the UK government and your efforts to protect your home and family, there will always be burglars looking for that perfect opportunity to do what they are best at.
So how do you stay prepared? Well, you can gear up and make smarter everyday choices by going through the insights listed below.
- Only one in ten burglaries are solved by Police across the UK!
That’s a shocking statistic isn’t it! According to The Sun (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3219486/shocking-figures-reveal-cops-across-britain-solve-just-one-in-ten-burglaries-with-five-per-cent-of-the-2-1million-break-ins-resulting-in-a-suspect-being-charged/), Police in the UK have arrested the suspects of just 5% of the 2.1 million burglaries in the last six years. Only 7% of the total goods, worth £2billion, have been recovered.
- Excited about sharing your holiday plans on social media? Beware!
Social media has made it easy for us to share all the recent happenings in our lives with our friends. But at the same time, sophisticated burglars can track you and plan their break-in by gaining insights from your social posts.
One thing to remember here is that since you are sharing information on a public forum then this may not be safe for you, consider changing your privacy settings in order to only allow friends and family to see your posts.
- Small businesses are targets to a number of crimes, this includes burglary.
Small businesses, especially the ones belonging to the wholesale and retail sector fall victim to burglary, vandalism, and thefts regularly. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/612477/crime-against-businesses-2016-hosb0617.pdf)
Don’t forget, it is important to install security products such as CCTV systems to ensure the protection of your business no matter what the size.
- Even celebrity homes get burgled!
Simon Cowell had his west London home burgled by an experienced burglar. The burglar was able to get his hands on jewellery worth some £950,000. (Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41516682)
Don’t forget, burglars are always looking for opportunities to break-in to properties with a high monetary value. Do you own a commercial property? If yes, what security measures have you taken so far?
- Burglary markings on properties deciphered!
According to the Daily Mirror, police have deciphered signs prospective burglars use to mark properties. Burglars use these signs as a rating system before raiding properties. (Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/revealed-codes-symbols-burglars-using-5526905?_ga=2.115575822.900757565.1516197943-429916123.1516197943)
It is so important to call the police in case you spot any suspicious signs around your property premises.
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2 February 2018
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