I read this week that research by Churchill Home Insurance has revealed that almost half of all burglaries are carried out on three-bedroomed homes.
The research also disclosed that the properties most likely to be targeted are semi-detached houses. End of terraced properties comprise 28% of break-ins, although there are fewer of them than inner terraced houses which were burgled less frequently.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the research revealed that people living in ground floor flats are twice as likely to suffer a break-in as those living in first floor accommodation.
In the past financial year, there was an average of 470 burglaries reported every day throughout the UK. The total of 171,527 was an increase of 2% on the previous year’s figures.
Gloucestershire Constabulary’s statistics for Gloucester city centre show an increase of just over 3% in burglary for the period March 2017 to February 2018. There was, however, a marked fall in overall crime reported during that period.
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