Is Burglary a Crime of the Past?

Break ins are at their lowest level for decades. Is this a crime that has had its day?

J. Smith
3:38 PM, Apr 28, 2022

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Not all crime is eternal, variations only exist for a short period while the opportunity exists for the criminal. Take grave robbery, it's not really much of a thing anymore, people are not concreted into graves now and you don't get recently deceased bodies offered for sale in the local pub with 6 kg of steaks recently pinched from the local Aldi.

You can see that home break ins have been declining over the last 20 years.

To the point that are now at a quarter of what they were 2 years ago and I would expect them to drop even further.

The reasons are fairly obvious, all houses now come with double glazing which you can't really get through without causing a tonne of noise thus alerting half the town.

The euro lock that about 60% of break ins were blamed on are getting replaced. If you still have these get them changed ASAP.

But in the last few years everyone is going for the cameras all around the house. But the problem is that they look totally awful, like you live in a prison or the back of a shopping centre. I feel like knocking on the doors of these people and asking what the hell they are thinking.