November is burglar month

1 November 2013

It’s November, a time for sparklers and toffee apples and cosy nights by the fireside. And it's also the month in which you’re most likely to get burgled. Yes, burglars have to get ready for Christmas, too, which means there are more break-ins this month than any other time of the year – one every two minutes.

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According to a new report by insurers LV=, if you live in a ground floor or basement flat, you’re 48% more likely to be broken into than other types of properties. And although burglars like to strike between the hours of 11am and 5pm while you’re at work, apparently the Optimum Burglary time is between midnight and 1am, when 31% of break-ins take place. ARRRRRGH.

What will they nick? Cash, jewellery, your laptop, tablet or phone, mostly. But the report found that just 16% of burglary victims got their property back.

The rather jazzily named Selwyn Ferdandes from LV= said: ‘Keeping doors and windows locked, and making sure your keys and valuables cannot be seen through the windows can help reduce your risk of being burgled.'

(No s***, Selwyn.)

Don’t have nightmares!

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4 comments

  • klingelton
    ‘Keeping doors and windows locked, and making sure your keys and valuables cannot be seen through the windows can help reduce your risk of being burgled.’ you say that, but you'd be amazed at how trusting people are. This isn't 1938 anymore people... There are some sods out there.
  • Gary
    I hear your back door's always open, Lucy, if you know what I mean? ;)
  • Mike
    Burglary must be one of the worst crimes to endure, the punishments are ridiculously lenient. Take a finger, take a hand then take their life - a suitable three strike system.
  • klingelton
    There's a punishment for burglary. Our car was stolen in a burglary once. They caught the thief behind the wheel. He said he wasn't driving it. He got off with it.

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