The latest official statistics reveal that there has been an overall decline in the number of vehicle break-ins, but recent research finds that trade van owners are still suffering as the victim of theft.
Quarter of Tradespeople Have Had a Break-in
The Office for National Statistics has reported that vehicle-related thefts are at an all-time-low, but the study by IronmongeryDirect found that 23% of tradespeople surveyed had been the victim of a vehicle break-in within the last five years.
Research found the worst affected areas were in the north of the country, with the West Midlands being the worst affected with 1,854 break-ins in the last three years. West Yorkshire has also been badly hit with 993 thefts in the same period. The City of London was one of the least affected, with just two thefts.
Protecting Your Livelihood
Despite the use of alarms, CCTV and off-road parking, sometimes an instance like this simply can’t be avoided. Therefore, it is important to be insured should this happen to you.
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