There were 669,000 cases of domestic burglary across England and Wales in 2018, and one in four being victims of the crime more than once.
Here are some suggestions of how you can improve the security of your rental property.
- Fit a five lever mortice lock on external timber doors or a three multi-point locking system on PVC-u external doors.
- Ensure window locks are attached to windows easily accessible from outside except for designated escape windows.
- Consider installing a burglar alarm and external night lights.
- Ensure doors fit properly into their frame and are free from damage.