A new study from insurance provider More Th>n has discovered what sort of homes are most likely to be targeted by thieves. And surprisingly, it’s not the mansions of the super-rich that are the most desirable targets.
A three-bedroom, semi-detached family home is the most frequently targeted residential property when it comes to burglaries.
A possible explanation for this is that larger and more extravagant houses are more likely to have tough security systems, making them harder to break into. Contrast this with the average figures from the study, which found that 75 per cent of homes did not have a burglar alarm installed, and 12 per cent had no extra security features at all.
Just as it makes sense for burglars to target less secure properties, it’s also logical that they tend to steal the highest-value items they can find. The study showed that the most commonly stolen property from the burgled householders surveyed was electronics (87 per cent), cash (54 per cent) and jewellery (53 per cent).