The most common times of the week for break-ins revealed – how to protect yourself

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

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

The most common times of the week for break-ins in UK cities have been revealedCredit: Alamy

However, there are some things Britons can know to keep their homes safe.

Research published by home security brand SimpliSafe shows that the most common time for a break-in in the UK is between 3am and 4am on a Friday.

Most burglars break in through the back door (29 percent), and 13 percent of break-ins happen while people are in the house.

And the research revealed the most common break-in times and methods across the country.

LONDON

In London, the most common outage time is between 2am and 3am on a Wednesday.

Most burglars in the capital enter through the back door and break glass to gain entry, and 10% of break-ins were carried out while residents were at home.

Burglary has prompted 73 per cent of Londoners to consider moving away from the city.

MANCHESTER

In Manchester, the most common outage time is between 3am and 4am on Friday.

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

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

LEEDS

In Leeds, the most common time off is between 2 and 3 am on a Thursday.

Burglary has prompted 23 per cent of Leeds residents to consider moving out of 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 off is between 1am and 2am on a Friday.

Burglaries have led to 30 percent of Glasgow residents 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 the owners were at home

BRISTOL

In Bristol, the most common time off is between 2am and 3am on a Friday. Burglaries have led to 30% of Bristol residents 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 the owners were in the house.

CARDIFF

In Cardiff, the most common time off is between 3am and 4am on Monday.

Burglaries have prompted 30 per cent of Cardiff residents to consider moving away from the city.

Most burglars in Glasgow break in through a window.

NOTTINGHAM

In Nottingham, the most common time to enter is between 2 and 3 am on a Friday.

Burglary has prompted 36 per cent of Nottingham residents to consider moving out of 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 outage time is between 2am and 3am on 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 are through the garden.

Jonathan Wall, UK general manager of SimpliSafe, said: “There’s no getting around the fact that in the current cost of living crisis some people may be struggling and if we look back at the last economic crisis we’re likely to see a spike in crime in the whole country.

“These statistics have really opened our eyes and shed light on the devastating impact that hacking can have on us. No one should feel as if they have to leave the area they live in to avoid crime.

“We hope that highlighting the patterns when it comes to burglary in the UK will help the nation stay safe and aware of how criminals can operate.” Installing a smart home security system is a hugely effective way to deter burglars, and outdoor cameras can help police with investigations – it’s also important that communities work together to keep us safe and secure.”

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