Your home is not just somewhere you live,
it‘s a place where you can feel safe.
People generally sleep more soundly at
night in the privacy and protection of
their own home. It is that feeling of being
in a place of refuge, with its sense of
safety and protection, that makes your
home so precious. But does your home
actually offer the protection you need
for you to feel truly at ease?
Recent burglary statistics have highlighted
an alarming trend. An increasing
number of houses and apartments
are being broken into and stripped of
their contents. The material damage is
considerable. What is more difficult to
quantify, however, is the psychological
damage and traumatic repercussions
that the victims are left to cope with.
In light of all of this, crooks have experienced
a real boom in trade – particularly
over the winter months. Protected by
the darkness and therefore almost invisible,
windows or doors are like a personal
invitation to thieves.
But you can make life difficult for burglars.
8% of break-ins are carried out by
smashing through glass. 77% of burglars
gain access by prising open windows
and doors in houses and apartments.
With that in mind, these are areas that
require particular attention if you want
to protect yourself properly.
144.00080 %77 %
80 % of all break-ins into detached
houses are via windows and French
77 % of break-ins involve prising open
windows and doors – only around 8%
gain access by smashing the glass.**
Over 144,000 domestic burglaries are
recorded every year: this corresponds
to one every three minutes.*
* * Police crime statistics for Germany, 2012
** “Kölner Studie” research carried out in Cologne, Germany, 2012
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