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UK Burglary Statistics

It’s important to be aware of burglary statistics for your local area. It will give you peace of mind knowing your home is secure when living in an area that has higher UK burglary statistics.

Infographic displaying information on the UK’s most burgled towns and cities in 2022. London is number 1. Greater Manchester is number 2. West Midlands is number 3.

Our experts at LockRite have gone the extra mile, to pull apart all the data and have determined the most burgled towns and cities in the UK.

LockRite define burglary as 'Illegal entry into a building, premises or property with the purpose of committing a crime, specifically theft'. Although technology and alarms have significantly improved over the past few decades, burglary is still a prevalent crime in and among cities, towns and surrounding areas.

From June 2021 – 2022, there were a reported 196,066 burglaries in the UK alone, with 20% of these taking place in the London Metropolitan Area.

Burglary Statistics you need to know

The London Metropolitan Area is statistically the most burgled place in the UK, as mentioned in the previous paragraph. Although this is expected due to their being almost 10 million people living in the area, as of 2023, it’s over double the amount that Greater Manchester recorded for the year.

Burglary statistics also show that you’re 50% more likely to be burgled living in England than you are in Wales. Although this piece of information may seem shocking, there are 55 million people in England, compared to only 3 million in Wales.

The Top 10 Most Burgled Places in the UK

  1. London
  2. Greater Manchester
  3. West Midlands
  4. West Yorkshire
  5. South Yorkshire
  6. Hampshire
  7. Lancashire
  8. Essex
  9. Merseyside
  10. Kent

Burglary Prevention

Now that you’ve been updated on the latest burglary statistics, you may be wanting to prevent your own home or business from burgled. Listed below will be some ways that you can help to prevent 2nd degree burglary, and even 1st degree burglary.

  • Make your home look like it’s occupied
  • Lock all the outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed
  • Keep your garage door locked
  • Lawn mowers, barbecues and bicycles are best stored out of sight
  • Use curtains on garage and basement windows

We’re Here to Help

We help prevent homes from being burgled. We can provide you with a security survey to check that your home or property is secure, that your locks are covered by your insurance and also give advice to ensure your property isn't an attractive target to potential thieves in the future.

If your home or business premises has fallen victim to a break in, we can also help make your property secure again.

We can repair damage to your doors and frames and repair and replace any locks that have been damaged during a break in.

So, if you have been a victim of a burglary or break in and need your locks fixed or replaced, then call us on 0800 0612 677.

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