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Burglars ‘Using Social Media To Find Targets’

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 9:34 am and is filed under Blog

Just seen this on Yahoo


The majority of burglars are using social media websites to help target victims and plan their crimes, a survey suggests.

Three quarters of convicted burglars questioned said sites including Google Street View now play a big part in their planning.

A similar amount said Twitter and Facebook – where users ‘check in’ to locations – are also being used by criminals.

This is not good news.

The survey of 50 convicted burglars also found the average home burglary only takes 10 minutes to commit.

A home with no visible security could be broken into in just two minutes, they revealed.

But more than half of burglars  – 60% – said they would be discouraged from targeting a home if they knew it had a security alarm. This is good news.

This means that any form of security either CCTV systems, or Burglar alarms are a must to protect your property.

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