In the Media

Burglars see theft as 'risk free'

PUBLISHED November 8, 2004

Most burglars regard their criminal activities as "virtually risk free", according to Home Office research.

Statistics showed 67% of house burglars thought there was little or no risk of being arrested during a break-in. Home Office researchers spoke to dozens of burglars to discover how they became involved in crime and selected targets.
The report concludes: "Once inside a property, residential burglary for this sample of offenders was regarded as virtually risk free."