Sunday 29th October officially marks the end of summer: the day when clocks go back and the dark, wintery nights close in. But a change in daylight hours isn’t the only result of this yearly event. It also marks a period where we see a spike in criminal activity.
Our claims data shows that in the five months after the clocks go back, home thefts increase by 36%. If you head out on a Friday be aware that it’s the most common day for break-ins, where as Sunday has the least amount.
As well as keeping your home safe, also remember to take care when walking your dog in the dark.
We know that as the sun sets earlier that walking your pet in the dark is sometimes unavoidable so we asked our social communities what they do to make sure they stay safe.
Here are their tops tips…
Flashing LED light collars are good particularly in the dark
— Ray Johnson (@RayJohnson64) 25 October 2017
Reflective belts/coats, carry a torch. Watch our for fast moving cyclists without lights on their bikes.
— George T. Lynes (@LynesGeorge) 25 October 2017