UK crime statistics for rates of burglary and criminal damage across the UK have been falling slowly for a number of years, but they remain a significant problem for many local communities, including those living in the Chester City and Cheshire West area.
Crime figures from UKCrimeStats reveal how many incidents of burglary and property damage occur every day in the Chester and Cheshire West area with a total of 1,172 burglaries in the 12 months to November 2018. Figures show a further 2,440 reported incidents of criminal damage or arson in the same period.
Raw numbers like this are all very well, but they don't mean a great deal if it happens to be you or your family that has suffered a break-in at your Chester home or business.
And it's not just the shock of the crime that can have a negative effect on victims: it is also the trauma of feeling vulnerable in your own home and the concerns of insecurity that can be triggered by a break-in at your home or business.
On top of that is the headache of clearing up any mess left behind by criminals, reporting the crime to the police, changing all the locks on doors and windows and filing a claim with the insurance company.
For businesses, there is the added burden of disruption to the daily routine, lost or late orders resulting from the break-in and dealing with staff valuables or personal items that may have gone missing.
PoliceUK makes it clear that properties that fail to take security measures can be up to five times more likely to be targeted by burglars.
Even the most elementary of security measure will help, such as:
Cheshire East Council's crime prevention unit offers similar advice to householders and business owners:
UK CrimeStats provides burglary crime statistics for Chester based on data supplied by the Economic Policy Centre, which makes every effort to keep figures accurate and up to date.
The expert staff at Crown Securities are highly experienced in burglar alarm installation and familiar with all the latest security alarm systems for both home and business. Following a survey of your property, our consultants will advise and design a burglar alarm system that will meet not only the customer's specific needs also the demands of insurance companies.
As an NSI Gold accredited company, Crown Securities UK offers wired, wireless and hybrid home burglar alarm systems across Cheshire and the North West using the latest in sophisticated technology.
And we have a quick response emergency call-out service for burglar alarm systems installed across Cheshire and the North West, even those that are set up or maintained by other firms.
Call our Freephone number 0800 0191131 today for a no-obligation assessment of your security needs, a free quote and advice on installing a burglar alarm or security system in Chester or the Cheshire area.
Crown Securities UK offers a full range of quality, reliable security solutions across the region, from fitted burglar alarms and CCTV cameras to security gates and door entry access systems.