The real cost of home burglary
With the rate of burglaries on the rise across the country and home security becoming increasingly smart, it’s difficult to imagine how you would cope with the real cost of burglary – not only financially, but emotionally too.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics were analysed by Post Office Home Insurance, revealing that the average cost of a domestic burglary could reach up to £2,267 in stolen possessions and valuables. The cost of burglary increases with an additional £566, to pay for any damage caused in the process of the burglary, which commonly includes broken doors, locks and windows.
Unfortunately, these costs of burglary don’t include any intentional damage caused by searching for possessions, or the immense emotional damage suffered from such an invasion of privacy in your home.
Despite the cost of burglary being a pricey one, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of it happening to you. If you haven’t already, you should think about investing in contents insurance and a reliable home security system, that will deter burglars in the event that your home is targeted. The emotional and financial costs of burglary greatly outweigh the cost of protecting your home and the contents within.
Here at Town & Country we pride ourselves on protecting the things you value the most, that’s why we’ve been rated 4.9/5 on Which? Trusted Traders customer reviews. So, if you’re thinking about securing your home, contact the professional team at Town & Country today on 0800 1601125 to discuss your requirements.