Bur­glars hit home

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than one in 10 vic­tims of bur­glary move home in the months af­ter be­ing tar­geted.

Al­most three mil­lion homes in the UK have been bro­ken into in the past year, of­ten leav­ing a se­ri­ous psy­cho­log­i­cal im­pact on house­hold­ers.

Re­search by Lloyds Home In­sur­ance re­veals 12% of Brits moved af­ter be­ing bur­gled.

A third of vic­tims also re­ported suf­fer­ing sleep prob­lems in the wake of their home be­ing bro­ken into.

Bur­glars’ most com­mon method of en­try was through a win­dow. Doors came next, while 13% tam­pered with the locks.

Adam Pow­ell of home in­sur­ance provider Pol­icy Ex­pert said: “Bur­glary doesn’t just im­pact us fi­nan­cially, but takes a huge toll psy­cho­log­i­cally and emo­tion­ally.”

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