According to the data of the last Balance of crime of the Ministry of the Interior, in the first quarter of the year with strength in home burglaries have experienced a 7.7% increase over the same period of the previous year. With these data, the Central receiver of alarms Prosegur (CRA) has put hands to work and has produced a report that tells us in detail what happened during the first six months of 2016.
The CRA report provides a lot of information, but today we want to put the focus on that more than 30% of burglaries take place during weekends at dawn, on all Saturdays between the 02:00 and 04:00 hours, in particular, in this strip are concentrated the 23.53%.
In addition, thieves show his preference for single-family homes, where 73% of thefts that occur in Spain are committed. But living in an apartment is not synonymous with security and peace of mind, since 27% of the theft takes place in this type of real estate.
If worried about what your business is, we have to tell you that in summer trades suffer from increased number of incidents, especially stations (18.2%), hotels (18.2%) and the bars and restaurants (9.8%). In addition, the tendency of criminals by thefts of small objects with great economic value such as mobile telephones, pharmaceuticals or optics sunglasses becomes apparent.
Areas, it should be noted that the provinces with the lowest incidences are Palencia and Zamora while Lleida, Almeria and Huelva have undergone a large increase of thefts and break-ins.
In view of the data, you may ask you what to do to be safe at home or at work. You will find the answer, as always, on the alarms procedure. Leaving home or your business, always leave them connected and, if you count not even with it, you don’t spend more time, and ask for information without any compromise.
On the other hand, do not forget that during the holidays we must be discreet, set aside social networks and never give information to criminals, allowing them to know that we are not at home. Finally, if you count with good neighbors, ask that you take a look at the façade to check that everything is in order and to remove you the mail from the mailbox.