For burglars on the lookout for an easy target, a dark house is a sure sign that no-one is home. They can break in and scope out each room until they find what they’ve been searching for. A stash of the latest gadgets, sparkling jewellery and designer clothing… Don’t let your home be the target.
According to the Office of National Statistics there is a successful burglary every 76 seconds, with an average cost to homeowners of more than £2,000 per incident. There is some good news. Domestic burglary rates have been falling in England and Wales since 1995, however there are significant seasonal variations and postcode hotspots for crime.