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April 28, 2008

Homeowners need to guard against burglary

by Richard Kilner

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A survey carried out by Zurich Insurance has revealed that homeowners are not doing enough to protect themselves against burglary.

Of the 1,000 surveyed, 10% stated they had broken into their own property, with 32% claiming they would be able to do so.

Two-thirds of those who had broken in had managed to do so in under 15 minutes, with a further 28% managing it in five minutes or less.

Naturally, if a homeowner can break in then so can a burglar.

More than half responded that they frequently committed simple mistakes, such as leaving windows open.

Bob Turney, a probation officer, states that most burglaries are opportunistic, meaning that most of the time simply locking doors and windows can be enough to deter criminals.

 

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