The Warrington area still suffers from attacks on both residential and commercial property. This is despite the falling crime figures falling nationally for incidents of burglary and criminal damage to private homes and business premises.
Of course, overall statistics won't help you to understand why it is your Warrington home or business that has been singled out by burglars.
And it's not just the loss of valuables to consider if you have been targetted by criminals. There is the added headache of replacing damaged doors and windows, getting the broken locks fixed and cleaning up any mess that intruders may have left behind.
It is well understood that the invasion of privacy can result in significant personal trauma for many victims of burglaries. People may no longer feel safe in their homes following a break-in.
Firms face the added burden of staff perhaps having lost personal effects from offices and workshops as well as the massive disruption a break-in can cause to the business, potential loss of orders or late deliveries of goods.
According to the latest figures from UKCrimeStats, homes and businesses in Warrington Borough are hit by around three burglaries every day.
In the 12 months to August 2018, there were 785 reported burglaries in the Warrington constituency and a total of 1,775 cases of criminal damage or arson.
According to PoliceUK, homes and companies without some form of a security system installed can expect to be five times more likely to be targeted by burglars as a result.
PoliceUK advises everyone to take all necessary steps to protect their homes, family and belongings and lists some basic home security measures such as:
Cheshire East Council's crime prevention unit has similar advice to help deter thieves, and top tips include:
UK CrimeStats provides burglary crime statistics for Warrington based on data supplied by the Economic Policy Centre that keeps accurate and up to date information about UK crime.
Crown Securities has been accredited with the NSI Gold standard, the top award for intruder alarm installers recognised by Police, Fire & Rescue and by insurance companies in Warrington and the North West.
We can design, supply, install and maintain all types of wired, wireless and hybrid business and home burglar alarm systems in Warrington homes and enterprises using the very latest technology.
Our Warrington burglar alarms are fitted and maintained by NSI accredited experts to ensure complete confidence in the safety of your home and family and that your business property and staff are safeguarded.
And we offer a quick response emergency call-out service for our Warrington burglar alarm systems, even those security systems installed by other firms.
For free advice on protecting your home or business against intruders contact Crown Securities on our Freephone number 0800 0191131.
We are confident we can provide a Warrington burglar alarm system or business security package that will safeguard your property without stretching your bank balance.