Although crime in the UK has decreased during the last year with people being at home during lockdown, there is still one burglary every 108 seconds in the UK, which equates to 816 burglaries a day.
Data collected from MoneySuperMarket customers has revealed the UK’s most security-conscious towns and cities, comparing the percentages of homes with and without burglar alarms in each region.
Liverpool took the top spot with one in two (51%), of households having a burglar alarm, or 253,359 households of the city.
Blackpool came in second place with 50% of homes having a burglar alarm installed. Doncaster was ranked tenth with one-third of the population having a burglar alarm installed.
Kate Devine, insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket said: “The one place we should all feel safe is in our homes. We have become more accustomed to staying at home due to lockdown, so Brits are taking extra precaution in their safety. It’s great to see that more cities are installing burglar alarms into their properties. Having a home security system can help keep your home protected against burglars, keeping your belongings safe and your mind at ease.
“Having home security, even just a burglar alarm on your home’s exterior can act as a deterrent to burglars and thieves – which could, in turn, make it less likely your home is broken into. This way you’ll be able to avoid making burglary claims on your home insurance policy, which should help prevent your premiums from going up as a result.”