Most common times of the week for break ins in UK cities revealed – all you need to know to keep yourself safe | The Sun
28th September 2022

THE most common times of the week for break ins in UK cities have been revealed.

Because of the cost of living crisis, experts believe robberies and burglaries will see a spike in the coming months.

However, there are some things Brits can be aware of to help keep their homes safe.

Research released by home security brand, SimpliSafe, has shown the most frequent time for break ins in the UK is between 3am and 4am on a Friday.

Most burglars break in through the back door (29 per cent) and 13 per cent of break ins take place while people are in the house.

And the research revealed the most common times and methods for break ins across the country.

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LONDON

In London, the most common time for a break in to take place is between 2am and 3am on a Wednesday.

Most burglars in the capital break in through the back door and smash glass to enter and 10% of break ins took place while residents were at home.

Burglaries have led to 73 per cent of Londoners considering moving away from the city.

MANCHESTER

In Manchester the most common time for a break in to take place between 3am and 4am on a Friday.

Burglaries have led to 51 per cent of Mancunians considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Manchester break in through the back door and 14 per cent of break ins took place while homeowners were in the house.

LEEDS

In Leeds the most common time for a break in to take place between 2am and 3am on a Thursday.

Burglaries have led to 23 per cent of Leeds residents considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Leeds break in through the back door and 11% of break ins took place while homeowners were in the house.

GLASGOW

In Glasgow the most common time for a break in to take place between 1am and 2am on a Friday.

Burglaries have led to 30 per cent of Glaswegians considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Glasgow break in through the front door and 22 per cent of break ins took place while homeowners were in the house

BRISTOL

In Bristol the most common time for a break in to take place between 2am and 3am on a Friday. Burglaries have led to 30 per cent of Bristolians considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Bristol break in through the back door and 15 per cent of break ins took place while homeowners were in the house.

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CARDIFF

In Cardiff, the most common time for a break in to take place between 3am and 4am on a Monday.

Burglaries have led to 30 per cent of Cardiff residents considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Glasgow break in through a window.

NOTTINGHAM

In Nottingham, the most common time for a break in to take place between 2am and 3am on a Friday.

Burglaries have led to 36 per cent of Nottingham residents considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Nottingham break in through the back door and 19 per cent of break ins took place while homeowners were in the house.

BIRMINGHAM

In Birmingham, the most common time for a break in to take place between 2am and 3am on a Friday. Burglaries have led to 29 per cent of Brummies’ considering moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Birmingham break in through the back door and 15 per cent of break ins took place through the garden.

Jonathan Wall, UK General Manager at SimpliSafe said: “There is no avoiding the fact that with the current cost of living crisis, some people may be struggling and if we look back to the last economic crisis, we are likely to see a spike in crime across the country.

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“These statistics have been a real eye-opener and shed light on the devastating impact break ins can have on us. No one should be made to feel like they have to leave the area they live in to avoid crime.

“We hope that highlighting patterns when it comes to break ins in the UK will help the nation stay safe and aware of how criminals could operate. Installing a smart home security system is a highly effective way to help deter thieves and outdoor cameras can help the police with enquiries – It is also important for communities to work together to keep ourselves safe and secure.”

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