10 Reasons to Improve your Home Security

Crime Burglar Opening a Door

When it comes to burglaries most people think ‘that will never happen to me’. It is natural to assume that we are safe and protected behind those closed doors and locks. However, a burglary occurs every few minutes in Melbourne. Let’s explore some of the most interesting facts about burglary in Victoria and you can get an idea of how safe your own home is.

  • 73 is the average number of homes burgled in Victoria.
  • 19 minutes is the average amount of time it takes a burglary to occur.
  • Melbourne’s Western and Northern suburbs are among the top 10 most burgled areas.
  • According to Victoria Police Crime Statistics 2013/14, the number of residential burglaries recorded was 28,515 cases and 15,248 is the number of non-residential burglaries in 2013/14.
  • Below are the top 10 Melbourne burglary hot spots:

10 Melbourne Burglary Hot Spots

  • It only takes 10 minutes for a burglar to break into your house.
  • Burglars’ points of entry include rear doors and windows (33%), front doors and windows (27%), side door and windows (14%), first floor and above (7%), others and unknown (19%).
  • According to ABS statistics based on data provided by State and Territory police organisations, someone is burgled every minute in Australia.
  • Factors contributing to the high risk of home invasion involve accessibility, visibility, potential rewards, occupancy and burglar’s familiarity with the area.
  • The majority of burglars are males who are under the age of 25.

Now you know how high the chances are for a burglary to happen in your own neighborhood. It is time to revisit your home security and carefully assess if you have any possible breach points. Using a reliable locksmith service to give you expert home security advice is a quick and easy way to ensure your home is as safe as possible. At Melbourne City Locksmiths, our professional locksmiths are specialized in home security matters and are available to assist you 24 hours, 7 days a week. Give us a call on 1300 788 446 or enquire online to make your home safety a priority.