The most dangerous times burglaries take place revealed

Homeowners should be mindful to exercise extra caution on weekdays as new research reveals the most dangerous times for burglaries to take place.

Home security experts at ADT investigated the number of residential burglaries in England and Wales per 1,000 people for the year ending March 2022. They sought to establish the most dangerous days and times break-ins occur to help homeowners nationwide better understand how to prevent a burglary.

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According to the 2022 ADT Burglary Report (opens in new tab), 70% of residential burglaries across England and Wales take place on weekdays. It might not come as a big shock to discover that our homes are most vulnerable when many of us are out at work. 

However, in a twist, the findings reveal that burglaries are still more likely to take place in the dark between the hours of 6pm to 6am, even within occupied homes, as reported in 58% of burglary incidents.

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Most dangerous times for burglaries

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