About burglars

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Burglars, of course, come in all shapes and sizes. But there are chracteristics that the vast majority of them tend to share:

  • Very, very few burglars are specialists.
  • The majority of burglars steal to fund a drug or drink habit.
  • Only around five per cent of them actually suffer from kleptomania.
  • They rarely steal for themselves.
  • They will sell what they steal within half an hour.
  • They prefer to steal in areas where there is someone to sell to - a 'fence'.
  • The only thing that a burglar is concerned about is the potential value of the item he is stealing.

The five top targets of burglars are:

  1. Portable computing devices
  2. Smart phones
  3. Cash and Jewellery
  4. Bicycles
  5. Home Entertainment Systems