Updated: Feb 3
It’s always a good idea to investigate crime rates if you’re considering upping sticks and moving elsewhere, so you can make an informed decision about where it is you want to live.
Research from regulated property buyer Good Moves and the Office for National Statistics has just revealed the best and worst places around the UK in terms of burglary rates, with Norfolk, Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys and Wiltshire all performing very well in this regard, the Gazette & Herald reports.
The least safe areas in the country, meanwhile, were revealed as being London, Cleveland, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.
Regardless of the burglary and theft rates in your local area, it’s important to make sure that you properly protect your home - and the good news is that there’s an awful lot you can do to make your home more secure, ensuring that your family stays safe.
Investing in a home security starter kit would be an excellent beginning, including a CCTV camera, burglar alarm, security lighting and so on. This should give you excellent peace of mind that your home is being well looked after, even when you’re not there.
There are also smart systems available these days that you can connect to your phone, so you can keep an eye on your property when you’re out and about.
Joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can also prove very beneficial, whether you want to form a community group on social media sites like Facebook or meet in person regularly, as this means you can keep local residents informed about any suspicious activity in the area.