Police statistics recorded some 129 thefts from unlocked cars in the month of April alone by opportunistic thieves in the Solihull borough. Among the items taken were at £2,500 designer watch, as well as objects like sat-navs, sunglasses and loose change, along with anything else of value that could be found. The police stress that these crime figures are similar throughout the West Midlands.
This really does go to show how much of an impact opportunistic crime has on crime statistics throughout the Birmingham area, forming a significant proportion of total crime and resulting in much lost and damaged property. Knowing that there is a perceived “easy target” within their reach spurs potential burglars to attempt break-ins, and this is as true of houses, flats and shops as it is for vehicles.
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