According to official figures from www.police.uk, the UK government’s crime website, 780 burglaries were registered in Blackpool between December 2010 and November 2011.
The figures, which refer to break-ins in the area from Grasmere Road to Talbot Road and North to Warbreck Hill Road, reveal that the number of burglaries has dropped by over 10% in the region and police are taking extra measures to reduce the number of incidents even further.
Supt Bill McMahon, operations manager for the Blackpool area, says that burglary is a serious crime and victims are often deeply upset because their home is where their most valuable possessions and their families are. He adds that the police are committed to not just lower the number of burglaries but also to ensure that more burglars are brought to justice in this area.
One of the main reasons for the crimes is the fact that people often forget to lock their door and windows while they are out for a while or are in bed. A significant number of break-ins can be prevented if home owners take simple precautions, McMahon explains.
A more detailed look at the statistics reveals that the burglaries peaked in July, when 112 were registered, followed by the other summer months June and August, with 78 and 85 respectively. Some 36 homes were broken into in November 2011 and one of the burglars was brought to court for the 12th consecutive time.
As we know one of the main factors of a burglary is leaving a door open so people obviously need to take more care and remember to lock all doors and windows. But even if you do remember to lock your door burglars still seem to access your home in this way.
Basically you need to make your door more secure. There are many ways to do this; a lot of people are now buying Electronic Door Locks for their doors as burglars are unable to access your property without the code. This can be effective as they would need to find another way to gain entry or it may even deter them away from even attempting access.