Burglaries in the UK on the rise.

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Burglaries in the UK: The Facts and Figures

A break-in can be a very traumatizing event. Not only is your home or business premises violated, but also your sense of safety. Unfortunately, break-ins are becoming more and more common in the UK. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the facts and figures surrounding break-ins in Cheltenham and the rest of the UK.

Number of Break-Ins in the UK
There were 417,265 burglaries reported in England and Wales between April 2018 and March 2019 1 —a decrease of 7% compared with the previous year (450,991). The number of dwelling burglaries decreased by 6% to 369,546 over the same period. There were 47,719 burglary offences in Scotland in 2018-19 2 , a decrease of 7% from 2017-18.

Burglary rates per 1,000 households in Scotland have been falling since 2006-07 3 . In 2018-19, the burglary rate was 8.4 incidents per 1,000 households. This compares with rates of 11.9 per 1,000 households in 2010-11 and 14.2 per 1,000 households in 2006-07.
Number of Break-Ins in Cheltenham
In Cheltenham, there were 585 domestic burglaries between April 2017 and March 2018—an increase of 23% from the previous year (476). However, this is still lower than the five-year average for the town (642). There were also 85 non-domestic burglaries over the same period—a decrease of 9% from 2016-17 (93) 4 .
Of all domestic burglaries between April 2017 and March 2018:
59% were theft from dwelling
27% were burglary dwelling
14% were attempted dwelling 5
Burglary Patterns Across England and Wales

There are two peak periods for domestic burglary offences—April to June (the summer months), and December to February (the winter months) 6 . This may be due to a combination of factors such as longer hours of darkness providing opportunities for offenders to commit crime undetected, people being away on holiday during the summer months, or additional security measures such as burglar alarms being switched off when people are at home during the day over Christmas.

As you can see, break-ins are becoming increasingly common in the UK— particularly during the winter months. If you live in Cheltenham or the surrounding area, it’s important to be extra vigilant during these times and take steps to protect your home or business premises. We hope this blog post has given you some useful information about break-ins in Cheltenham and across the UK.6a00e553674e28883300e5538a118d8833 800wi