Three quarters of Britons say police should visit burglary victims… and 96% of over-55s feel crime is not taken seriously enough, poll shows
- Daily Mail poll found three quarters of Britons think police should visit burglaries
- 96 per cent of over-55s think that crime is not taken seriously enough by forces
- Among burglary victims, 97 per cent said it affected their everyday activities
- More than a third of those targeted said they felt ‘violated’ by the experience
Three quarters of Britons believe that police should visit burglary victims, according to a Daily Mail poll.
It also found that 96 per cent of over-55s think crime is not taken seriously enough by forces. The research, which was carried out by Churchill home insurance, shows how home break-ins can shatter lives.
As many as 97 per cent of victims say a raid has an affect on their everyday activities, with 37 per cent saying it has a huge impact. More than a third of those targeted said they felt violated by the experience.
‘Home break-ins can shatter lives’
A quarter were left feeling scared or reported having trouble sleeping.
More than one in six felt depressed and 16 per cent suffered anxiety or panic attacks. In the worst cases – 6 per cent of the total – the victims needed to see a doctor, counsellor, or therapist. The poll found 63 per cent feared the cost of living crisis would make burglaries more likely.
Sarah Khan, head of Churchill home insurance, said: ‘The psychological scars of the victims of burglary are often overlooked.
‘Burglars who violate people’s homes can leave people with significant emotional trauma for many years.’