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Crime figures reveal rise in ‘barbecue bandits’ and ‘porch pirates’

‘Barbecue bandits’ are on the rise as thieves take advantage of a growing trend for garden gadgets, according to John Lewis. The Crime Survey for England and Wales, published by the ONS (Office for National Statistics), reveals the number of thefts from outside people’s homes jumped from 483,000 in 2017 …

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Laid back summer days cost Brits £1.5bn in garden thefts

A fifth (17%) of Brits have had items stolen from their garden, with one in three (31%) claiming they’ve been burgled twice or more in the past five years, according to a survey by Co-op Insurance. The study, which was conducted among 2,000 homeowners with gardens in June 2018 on …

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