UK’s most dangerous areas for burglaries revealed – is YOUR town top of the list? | The Sun

THE area where Brits' homes are most likely to be burgled has been revealed.

The Sun has exposed where in Britain people are most likely to be the victim of thievery.

Greater Manchester is the current "burglary capital of England" where the highest level of crimes per 1,000 population was reported.

They recorded the most raids on homes and businesses between January and December last year.

The numbers are calculated to show the level of crime proportionate to the number of people who live there.

Manchester saw a whopping 29.6 burglaries occur per 1,000 people according to the latest ONS figures.


I have nobody to talk to since pal was jailed for burglary

Where Step Up cast are now – from heroin overdose heartache to ‘sexting’ scandal

Police that solve under 10% of burglaries agree to spend ‘£1m’ on cycling gear

It is the second year in a row the northwest area has taken the top spot.

Ringing in at a close second are Cleveland and South Yorkshire where 28.6 cases were reported to cops per 1,000 people.

Surprisingly Met Police figures rank sixth, with 21.3 burglaries.

In contrast, Devon and Cornwall are the safest areas for burglaries – with just 5 cases per capital.

Most read in The Sun

oh baby

BBC star confirms they're expecting a baby with partner of 15 years


Harry Styles & Emily Ratajkowski ‘growing close for weeks’ before snog

it's back!

Huge game show returning to TV – eight years after axe with brand new host


Man City legend, 49, looks completely unrecognisable as he returns for World XI


Security expert Elizabeth Johns believes there could be one reason in particular why Manchester could be worse for burglaries than other towns and cities.

The owner of Locksmith L & E Ltd told The Sun: "One of the factors could be that Manchester’s housing in certain areas is very densely packed compared to other towns and cities.

"This gives potential criminals the chance to cover a lot of homes in one space very quickly.

"Burglaries are generally not pre-mediated. They are normally just chancing their arm and going around trying doors.

"Targeting one area where the homes are packed together, like in Manchester, it means they can cover it quickly and their chances of success are higher."

It comes after more than a million burglaries and thefts were dropped by cops in the last year, damning figures show.

Forces in England and Wales stopped investigating 1,145,254 cases after failing to find a suspect.

The Home Office data also revealed that the proportion of all crimes that resulted in an arrest and charge had fallen to a low of just 5.4 per cent — down from more than 15 per cent seven years ago.

Police did not even find a suspect for the crimes — which cost on average £1,400 for each break-in.

They were just part of a total of two million offences shelved by detectives, which included 300,00 violent crimes.

And the overall charge rate — the proportion of all crimes that result in a suspect being arrested and charged — fell from more than 15 per cent seven years ago to just 5.4 per cent.


Ms Johns says there is one thing in particular that can save Brits from getting their belongings at home stolen.

She said: "The number one way burglars get into our homes is by lock snapping. This can be on a front door or back door.

"This is when they will snap the lock out of the door so then it easily opens for them to get in.

"This makes minimal noise and it's a very easy, quick way of getting in and out of a property without anyone even noticing.

"What you can do to prevent this is to make sure the locks on your door are high security and are what we call snap resistant.

"This means that they won’t be able to use that technique with success.

Read More on The Sun

Britain’s poshest Wetherspoons pub has Grecian columns & glass domed ceiling

I have 30G boobs and found a Primark top that gives support for just £3.50

"They may still be able to snap the lock but they won’t be able to get in.

"Generally, it works as a massive deterrent because they will know that it is a snap resistant lock and probably won’t bother try."

Source: Read Full Article