Leeds in top 10 cities for burglaries

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Leeds has featured in the top ten cities for reported burglaries.

The survey, which trawled through police statistics for the top 20 most populated UK cities, was carried out by Anglian Home Improvements.

Leeds is in the top 10 cities for burglaries.

Leeds is in the top 10 cities for burglaries.

It revealed that London was the city with the highest rate of burglaries and that Leeds came seventh in the list.

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For the year ending March 2018, there were more than ten burglaries per 1,000 residents.

Anglian has been working with reformed criminal and home security expert, Richard Taylor who say it takes a burglar just over a minute to decide whether to break in to your home and in that time they will spot an average of 11 security flaws just by looking at the outside of your house.

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Mr Taylor says windows are a key break-in point for domestic burglaries, as government records state 23 per cent in 2016/17 took place through a window. Escape routes, outdated security alarms and letters in the post box, which suggest homeowners are away, were pointed out as security flaws.