Average crime figures make interesting reading but, if you are the victim of a house burglary or have had your business broken into, the statistics will mean very little to you.
The headache of filing police reports, replacing broken locks on doors and windows, clearing up the mess left by burglars and making insurance claims are bad enough.
Homeowners will also have the added experience of dealing with the personal trauma that can follow the invasion of privacy and the worry of no longer feeling safe.
Business owners may also have to deal with the aftermath of massive disruption in the workplace, the delays to customer orders and coping with staff who may have lost personal possessions that were left on the premises.
And although Incidents of burglary, property crime and criminal damage are falling across the UK in general, they are still a problem for the police and public in the Stockport Metropolitan District.
According to crime figures from UKCrimeStats, the number of burglaries in the Stockport borough in the 12 months to November 2017 reached 3,137, or almost seven incidents of burglary every single day.
And reported incidents of criminal damage and arson reached a total of 3,300 over the same period.
Even the most fundamental security measures will help protect your home, business or property from prospective burglars, according to PoliceUK. At the very least they recommend:
Manchester Metropolitan Police gives similar advice to homeowners and business and is unequivocal in saying that a burglar alarm "puts off thieves and gets them to leave without exploring the rest of the house."
Home security advice on their website says it pays to secure your home and reminds visitors that insurance companies may offer discounts to premises with fitted burglar alarms and good quality locks.
Burglary crime statistics for Stockport District are provided by UKCrimeStats based on figures supplied by the Economic Policy Centre.
Crown Securities is an NSI Gold) accredited company, the top accolade for intruder alarm installers in the UK and one that is recognised by Police, Fire & Rescue and all the large insurance companies.
Stockport burglar alarm installations carried out by our NSI accredited experts will ensure complete peace of mind for homeowners and businesses.
We offer free advice on Stockport burglar alarms or other security measures we can take to protect you against intruders. All you need to do is to contact Crown Securities on the Freephone number 0800 0191131.
Our experts will listen to your problems and offer high-quality advice on the best security practice and burglar alarm systems to meet your full protection needs without costing the earth.
We install and maintain burglar alarms in Stockport and surrounding areas such as Manchester including Trafford, Stretford and Chorlton as well as Cheadle, Altrincham, Knutsford, Wythenshawe, Warrington, Wilmslow and nearby areas.