The Metropolitan Police have released the latest figures for crime rates over the last 12 months. The statistics cover the period from March 2014 to March 2015 for the Richmond upon Thames area. In the vast majority of cases, crime rates have fallen including that of burglary. However in the case of ‘violence against the person’ crimes, the number of offences have dramatically increased from a total of 178 incidents from 2013-2014, up to 256 attacks in the year ending 2015.
The number of burglaries committed against residential properties had seen a fall by 2 to 79 cases for the previous 12 month time period. The most significant drop in burglary rates however, was seen in the non-residential sector. 75 offences occurred between March 2013 and March 2014. Where as, from 2014 to 2015 that number had dropped by 16 to 59 cases.
The Metropolitan Police have produced an informative article about protecting your home from crime. The Met also have links on their site to specific boroughs in London, enabling you to keep up to date with news and crime reporting that is relevant to exactly where you live. Leading Locksmiths offer further advice regarding home security, which has plenty of additional points to consider when securing any building.
Should you wish to discuss your security needs in more detail, or still feel worried about the level of security in your home and/or business premises then please do not hesitate to call us. We supply and fit British Insurance Approved locks and we can also fit security grilles, master key systems, high security uPVC locking mechanisms and access control systems for added levels of security.
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