Anyone who has been burgled will know that the impact of the crime runs far beyond the loss of belongings. The financial impact of burglary can be significant for many people, but the emotional stress that comes from being burgled often lasts much much longer.
How do burglars target property? We investigate whether burglars are simply opportunists with Brighton University's Criminology Professor, Peter Squires.
Fire and water can cause costly damage to UK homeowners, but it may surprise you to know just how many homes are affected. How can UK homeowners protect themselves against such an event?
UK crime rates have increased significantly in the last decade, and falling police numbers add to the concern of UK home and business owners. We look at how you can protect your loved ones and your property from the everyday risk of burglary.
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.
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?