Thursday, 4 June 2009

Beware June 6th

June 6th is the day of the year when the highest number of home burglaries are reported by Saga customers, according to analysis of theft claims data from the past decade by Saga Home Insurance. Nearly half of all burglaries happen when a home is empty and considerably more burglaries happen during the evening or at night. June is a vulnerable time of year as many over 50s are jetting off on holidays to avoid the school holiday price hikes and going out in the evenings, taking advantage of the longer, sunnier days. Interestingly, contrary to predictions that recession would result in an increase in burglaries, the number of home theft claims made by the Saga customers has decreased by 18%. This suggests that vigilant over 50s have proactively stepped up their home security following news of a burglary crime wave set to sweep the nation earlier this year. So if you plan to venture out on the 6th of June you have been warned......

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