Having someone break into your home is distressing, victims of burglary not only have items they value taken from them they can also feel that their privacy has been invaded and no longer feel safe in their own home.
See below for our tips on avoiding distraction burglaries and for when you go on holiday.
Head back to the Crime Prevention page to find more advice and tips.
Distraction burglary is where the offenders trick or dupe the occupant into letting them into their home or distract them allowing another person to gain access to the property and commit burglary
Rogue trading ranges from poor quality work and high pressure sales to organised crime gangs targeting the elderly and vulnerable on a daily basis, often demanding large amounts of money by threats and intimidation sometimes without even doing any work.
Ways to avoid falling victim to distraction burglary and/or rogue traders include:
You can also talk to your local trading standards about how to set up a ‘no cold calling’ zone. Find your local team through the links below:
Most recent burglaries are to unoccupied houses so don’t give the opportunist a great time while you are away. Remember to: