Summary: The recorded levels of crime in England and Wales in the year ending June 2022 exceed pre-pandemic levels, with 6.5 million crimes occurring during this period, at a rate 7% higher than in the year ending March 2020. It’s undeniable that the occurrence of crime is rising across the country, and with the police service under enormous strain due to resourcing struggles and economic pressures, the onus is on individuals perhaps more so than ever to take care of their personal security.
In this episode, we discuss various methods you can implement today to improve the safety and security of your home. This ranges from ways of assessing potential dangers, to the increased vigilance you should take with regard to the information you share on social media pertaining to your property.
Quote: “It'd be fair to say that crime is going up as per official government statistics, accepting the changes in how they're recorded. If you look at all the crimes [committed] since June 2021, the recorded crime has increased by 12%”
Run time: 14.59
About the guest:
Neil Evans, Director of Protective Services at Blackstone Consultancy, prior to this, he was in the Royal Navy, and subsequently worked for 25 years in the Metropolitan Police, where he led the armed residential policing operation for the royal palaces.
About the host:
Sarah Willoughby, Art & Private Client Business Director at Ecclesiastical, leads the Art & Private Clients team and brings over 28 years’ experience in the high net worth sector. Sarah joined Ecclesiastical in 2016 after 16 years with Oak Underwriting where she was Deputy Managing Director and over the years has been involved in all aspects of the business bringing a wealth of high net worth expertise and knowledge.
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