Students: easy targets for burglars
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Burglary is on the rise in the UK, according to reformed criminal and BBC’s ‘Beat The Burglar’ expert Michael Fraser - and students are easy targets due to having lots of valuables and a relaxed attitude to security. Michael is working with top insurance companies advising them on new challenges, including the risks of social media.
- Every year there are over 1 million reported burglaries and attempted burglaries in the UK
- Half a million recorded burglaries take place in England and Wales each year
- A burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK
- It is estimated that 1/3 students become victims of crime, mainly theft and burglary
- 20% of student robberies occur in the first six weeks of the academic year
- King's College London students have the highest risk of being victims of violent crime, burglary or robbery
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