Burglary statistics higher than ever in Melbourne

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Victorian Burglary Statistics Higher Than Ever In the last 6 years burglaries in Victoria have risen by than 6%. One average one in 69 homes is burglared. It begs the question, “Why aren’t more home owners investing in monitored home security systems?” In fact, alarmed security systems are such a deterrent against crime that the latest statistics show 94% of burglaries would not occur if a would be thief was to encounter a home with a monitored security system. These figures are the highest they have been in Victoria in five years. On top of the most highly targeted suburbs was Williams Landing which, last year, had one in every 15 homes burgled. Overall the geographic area that is most widely targeted is Melbourne’s western suburbs with 7 of the top 10 ‘most likely to be burgled’ suburbs being in that area and two in the north. Want to know if your suburb is Melbourne’s riskiest? Take a look at our top 40 here.   Here’s 10 of our top tips to reduce your chance of burglary Connect a home alarm system to a security monitoring service. Always check and maintain locks on all entry doors and windows. Locks should be well secured and made to Australian standards. Hiding a spare key is a No No! Even when you think it’s hidden, thieves are experienced and know where to look. Leave a spare key with a friend or neighbour. When on holidays, hold your mail at the post office or have a neighbour or friend clear your mailbox daily. If you wouldn’t post a sign outside your house containing...