In 2017, despite our faith in police and investigative technology, only 14 arrests are made for every 100 burglaries in the UK. This shockingly low figure reflects the national average, and in some parts of the country the arrest rate is even lower; there are only seven arrests per 100 burglaries in the West Midlands, for example.
We have all seen in movies high tech burglars hacking surveillance cameras, reflecting lasers with mirrors or revealing them with make up powder. But do you know how home burglar alarm sensors actually work, and how secured it can be?
Ever since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation hit our screens in 2000 and familiarized people with forensic science, the public has devoured anything and everything related to crime. some people believe that such shows have given criminals an education in forensic science.
Smart devices with their own WiFi connections have begun to move into almost all sections of society, and it is redefining our conception of home security products.
Why is there a belt of high burglary rates across England's northern cities? We dug deep into the stats to find out. Click to discover for yourself!
We took a look at official crime statistics to unmask the profile of an average burglar. Who might break into your home?
It's important to know your rights under self defence law. We debunk the myths and give clear examples of what you can and can't do. Read up and stay safe!
We all like an occasional laugh at the misfortune of others, so we scoured the web to find the biggest thieving fails of all time. Prepare to be amazed!
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