Break- in risks for over- 50s
reach of open windows.’’
But on a more positive note, Mr Dingle said the research found people over 50 were the most likely to warn others in t he neighbourhood i f they were the victim of a break-in, with 87 per cent saying they would alert neighbours to the risk.
Apia’s research also found that many people aged over 50 failed to take basic security measures to protect their home when they went out.
‘‘ Taking some simple h o m e s e c u r i t y p r e - cautions can make a big difference,’’ he said.
Anyone who witnesses a break-in or suspects they have been a victim should call Townsville police on 4759 9777 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.