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The 90% Fix

90% of crime is against property and not people.
So: we can reduce the chances of being burgled by taking a few actions, that are cheaper to do than fix after the event of an opportunist thief.
When we go out we should always lock the door and close the windows – even if the intent is just to be out briefly.

Window locks, especially on older windows, will help stop people getting in (and remember, a burglar is less likely to break in if they have to smash a window).

If you have deadlocks, use them. They make it harder for a thief to get out again. But don’t leave the key near the door, or in an obvious place.

Don’t leave spare keys outside, or in a garage or shed, and put car keys or garage keys out of sight in the house.

Fitting a ‘spy hole’ allows you to see who is at the door. Having a door chain means you can open the door a little way to talk to them.

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