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Essex Burglary Statistics - Make Sure You're Not One Of Them!

Date: 5 May 2022

In May 2017, there were 1,082 documented burglaries in Essex! In January 2022, that figure had fallen to 637.

But, just because you're working from home these days, it doesn't mean that you're not vulnerable to thieves.

Essex homeowners STILL need to take precautions to protect their property, but how? Find out with this blog post.

Don't become part of the Essex burglary statistics

Intruder alarms and home CCTV systems are obvious deterrents. But did you know that other simple changes can be made to prevent burglary?

Start with the exterior of your home...

  • Lock your doors and windows. Always remove the keys and hide them in a safe, but easily accessible, place.
  • Install a security light. Illuminate your back garden and reveal anyone lurking in the shadows!

Next, secure the interior...

  • If you're going out, leave a light or radio on. This creates a false, but believable, presence in your home.
  • Close blinds and curtains to prevent window shoppers!
  • Keep your valuables out of sight - preferably in a safe place.

But don't just take our word for it...

Watch this video interview with a convicted burglar who explains how he targeted homes to steal from. You will be surprised how easy it was for him!

Keep your home off this year's report!

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