Did you know that in 57% of burglary cases someone is at home while the burglary is commited?

According to TescoCompare, there are 781,866 burglaries each year, one every 40 seconds in England and Wales in the 12 month period from December 2010 to November 2011.

Research has shown that in the UK, families with children are likely victims and in 56% of these cases, there is someone at home at the time of the crime and, 44% of these cases happen in broad day light. The Burglary Infographic by Tesco Compare also reveals the majority of British burglars use doors to break into homes.

The 5 most burgled areas are London Metropolitan (93,347), West Yorkshire (36,074), Manchester (33,467), West Midlands (32,792) and Thames Valley (20,804).

You are six time more likely to be burgled without both window locks and double locks on outside doors. More over, lone parent households are more than twice more likely to be victims of burglary than homes with two adults and children and almost 3 times more likely than households without children.

The top 5 most stolen items are money with 17%, TV sets with 15 per cent, digital cameras (13%), jewellery (11%), and mobile phones (6%).

Protecting your home and family from criminal intrusion should be high on your list of priorities. But keeping your place secure takes a little planning and attention.

If you have a home safe, then keeping your money at home would be hassle-free. You wouldn’t have to worry about theft. You even wouldn’t have to worry about losing your money in case of a flood, or in case of a fire. A fire-proof, water-proof home safe will keep it completely protected.

Determining which type of home safe is best for you, depends on your needs.

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