New report reveals the wider cost of crime

6th December 2016

A new report has claimed that in addition to the loss of property and disruption, burglary is a major source of CO2 emissions.


According to the study crime committed in England and Wales gives rise to more than 4million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, with burglary resulting in the largest proportion of total footprint – some 30 per cent.


The authors of the report, ‘Addressing the Carbon-Crime Blind Spot: A Carbon Footprint Approach’, published in the Journal of industrial Ecology in the summer argued that this evidenced the importance of crime prevention in cutting not only CO2 emissions but far wider costs associated with it.


And with 701,000 burglaries reported between April 2015 to March 2016 Craig Smith, Managing Director Copperfield Windows, argues home owners can’t afford to become complacent about the security of their properties.


“Home security is important year-round but with the shortening days and the high proportion of crime committed under the cover of darkness, making sure doors and windows are in good working order, and if they have them, windows are locked, simply makes sense”, they argued.


“The cost of burglary can be high. As this report suggests, not just in terms of repairs to damaged property or the replacement of stolen goods. Its’ reach is far wider with the environmental impact just one of a wide number of negative effects.”


Copperfield offers anti-bump, anti-pick and anti-drill options as standard on all of the doors that it supplies.


Along with multi-point locking, ultra-tough and durable high security composite door ranges are designed to keep burglars firmly on the outside.  This includes SS312 Sold Secure Diamond rating and TS007:2012 British Kitemark - 3 star rating options.


Windows also feature multi-point locking mechanisms and hardware reinforcements, making them far more resilient to even the most determined burglar.


Craig, added: “The biggest impact is always going to be on the victims of crime, with fear of crime a continuing source of concern for many, particularly the elderly.  High security and energy efficient windows and doors can significantly reduce your chances of being burgled delivering peace of mind that’s very hard to put a price on.”

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