A Comprehensive Analysis Of Burglary & Vehicle Crime

In a world where security concerns are ever-present, safeguarding our homes becomes paramount. Recent analysis of crime data from police.uk, conducted jointly by West Midlands Garage Doors and here at OMS we shed light on regions with the highest and lowest rates of vehicle and burglary crimes across England. Among the various insights gleaned from this study, one resounding conclusion emerges; the importance of robust security garage doors in strengthening our homes against intrusions. Let’s delve into the findings and explore why investing in a secure garage door is essential for safeguarding your property.

The analysis of crime data from police.uk reveals vast differences in crime rates across different regions of England. Certain areas exhibit alarming rates of vehicle and burglary crimes, while others boast comparatively lower occurrences. These findings underscore the need for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their properties, particularly vulnerable entry points like garage doors.

Regions with High Crime Rates

In areas characterised by high crime rates, the risk of burglary and vehicle crime is significantly increased. Homes with inadequately secured garage doors become prime targets for opportunistic criminals seeking easy access to valuable belongings or vehicles. Without proper security measures in place, homeowners in these regions remain vulnerable to potential break-ins and property damage.


Top 10 areas with the highest vehicle crime rates

* excluding London and the Metropolitan Police Service

Force Area Vehicle crime rate
West Midlands Police Coventry 15.07
Essex Police Brentwood 14.47
Essex Police Thurrock 13.97
West Midlands Police Walsall 13.68
Greater Manchester Police Manchester 13.56
Thames Valley Police Slough 13.38
West Midlands Police Birmingham 13.25
Essex Police Harlow 12.89
West Midlands Police Solihull 12.76
Thames Valley Police South Buckinghamshire 11.45

Top 10 areas with the highest burglary crime rates

* excluding London and the Metropolitan Police Service

Force Area Burglary crime rate
Cleveland Police Redcar & Cleveland 10.07
South Yorkshire Police Doncaster 9.79
Cleveland Police Middlesbrough 9.78
Humberside Police Kingston upon Hull 8.83
Greater Manchester Police Manchester 8.63
Cleveland Police Hartlepool 8.13
Cleveland Police Stockton-on-Tees 8.11
South Yorkshire Police Sheffield 7.95
South Yorkshire Police Barnsley 7.9
West Midlands Police Birmingham 7.79


Regions with Low Crime Rates

Conversely, regions with lower crime rates are not immune to security threats. While the risk may be comparatively lower, complacency can prove costly. Even in areas with relatively few reported incidents, the importance of bolstering home security cannot be overstated. By proactively installing robust garage doors, homeowners can deter potential intruders and safeguard their properties effectively.

Top 10 areas with the lowest vehicle crime rates

Force Area Vehicle crime rate
Norfolk Constabulary North Norfolk 1.07
Norfolk Constabulary Broadland 1.12
Cumbria Constabulary South Lakeland 1.13
Devon & Cornwall Police East & Mid Devon 1.37
Cumbria Constabulary Copeland 1.39
Norfolk Constabulary South Norfolk 1.39
Suffolk Constabulary Suffolk Coastal 1.46
Hampshire Constabulary Isle of Wight 1.5
Cumbria Constabulary Eden 1.59
Gloucestershire Constabulary Forest of Dean 1.61


Top 10 areas with the lowest burglary crime rates

Force Area Burglary crime rate
Norfolk Constabulary Broadland 1.12
Norfolk Constabulary North Norfolk 1.16
Staffordshire Police Staffordshire Moorlands 1.48
Devon & Cornwall Police South Devon & Dartmoor 1.59
Norfolk Constabulary South Norfolk 1.65
Hampshire Constabulary Isle of Wight 1.76
Devon & Cornwall Police Isles of Scilly 1.79
Suffolk Constabulary Suffolk Coastal 1.81
Lincolnshire Police North Kesteven 1.9
Devon & Cornwall Police East & Mid Devon 1.91


The Role of Secure Garage Doors

A secure garage door serves as a crucial line of defence against unauthorised access and intrusion. Modern garage door technologies offer a range of features designed to enhance security, including reinforced materials, advanced locking mechanisms, and integrated alarm systems. By investing in a high-quality garage door, homeowners can significantly reduce the risk of burglary and vehicle crime, providing peace of mind and ensuring the safety of their families and belongings.

Methodology & Definitions

The data compares the crime rate in the local area to the average crime rate across the police force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected such as vehicle crime or burglary.

* Vehicle crime is defined as a range of offences including the theft of vehicles, vehicle damage and the theft of property from vehicles.

* Burglary is defined as theft, or attempted theft, from a premises where access is not authorised.

* Lancashire Constabulary – There was no data available.

We gathered the list of 39 police forces in England from police.uk. Then used police.uk “compare your area” database to search each area for their crime levels and statistics. This was then filtered down to each crime either vehicle crime or burglary to form our database.

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