Burglaries In Queensland Takes Place While Homeowners Are Inside
Almost four out of every 10 burglaries take place while people are inside the house which shows that criminals are now more brazen than ever.
According to the latest research conducted by RACQ Insurance surveys, homeowners are inside the property while 37 per cent of the burglaries are committed including attempted ones.
30 per cent of these cases revealed that either doors or windows are left open or were not locked by the homeowners.
A statement from the spokeswoman of RACQ revealed that during burglaries where there are people inside the property while the crime is being committed, the ordeal can be a cause of great trauma since the properties are not the only ones that may be lost but the personal safety of the people are also compromised.
The spokeswoman also added that it is a despicable act of violation and it is now a known fact that many of the burglars are more brazen as the years pass. There are the simplest security measures that should be done by the homeowners every time such as shutting all the doors and windows and making sure that they are all properly locked.
Based on the survey, men are in higher risks of leaving the windows and doors open compared to women.
The burglars are targeting items that can be grabbed easily and these are on the top of the list of items that are taken along with cash and jewelry. There other popular items being stolen such as laptops and cameras. They are also targeting the car keys, house keys, sports gear, smartphones and personal IDs such as passports and licenses.
The spokeswoman cautioned that homeowners should not leave their cash and wallets where it can be easily taken and it is important to have a safe where the valuables can be stored. Do not feel secured with having high walls and windows because thieves can have a way through that too.
Many doors are forced open during 38.5 per cent of the incidents thus security screens in Perth for doors and windows are important for extra security.