Burglaries ‘spike by one third after clocks go back’, figures claim

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Autumn / Winter Burglary Advice 2019

Burglaries spike by more than a third during daylight savings time, insurance claim figures suggest.


Unfortunately darker nights lead to more burglaries so as the nights draw in we’re urging people be really vigilant when it comes to their personal safety, as well as the safety of their home.

Nobody should have to go through the trauma of having their property burgled.

Whilst in a lot of cases it is simply bad luck, there are things that home owners can do to deter thieves such as installing CCTV cameras, and having a professional burglar alarm fitted to make burglars think twice.

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An invasive, upsetting crime, burglary is possibly even more tragic at Christmas. While there is a risk of being burgled throughout the year, it can be greater at Christmas. New items may be on display, and the Christmas tree may illuminate the gifts underneath, making them enticing to a burglar. Burglars often target items they can easily carry – such as laptops, jewellery, and money.

Take a look at what we can do to assist and make you feel safer during Winter

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