A recent analysis conducted by BBC News has found that for every 100 burglaries, 14 arrests are made. Data shows that in 2014-2015 392,341 burglaries took place however only 54,466 arrests for these crimes were made.
But why is this?
Almost half of burglaries in the UK take place away from the home – in outhouses, sheds and garages etc. These crimes often occur during the night, whist people sleep and often there isn’t any CCTV or witnesses to help assist investigations. This is turn makes securing arrests incredibly difficult, never mind convictions.
What should you do?
If you are worried that you are going to get burgled, or even if you’re not, it is important that you ensure that you have efficient CCTV in place as not only will this enable you to catch any criminals if you are unfortunate to be robbed from but will also act as a deterrence and reduce your risk of being burgled.
Another good step to take is to purchase a safe from SMP Security. In a safe you can store anything you wish, such as jewellery, cash and important documents and this will provide you with extra piece of mind as if someone does manage to get into your home, they will be incredibly unlikely to be able to get into your safe also. If you would like to purchase a safe today, or would simply like to view your available options, you can visit www.smpsecurity.co.uk today.