There are websites that you can now use to check local crime and burglaries in your area. The figures may surprise you as to how many homes are broken into. One good site is www.crime-statistics.co.uk
There are many determents you can put in place to help prevent an opportunist including, better locks on your property, CCTV cameras and Alarms. There are also many other good deterrents such as, ensuring all windows are always closed and locked, your driveway gat is closed and locked always, keys are not left on any windowsills or units close to the letter box inside your home (allowing for them to be reached via a hooking device through your letterbox).
For free advice on securing your home, please feel free to contact any of the LockSwift team direct who will be happy to help.