Home theft expected to rise with unemployment rate

The expected hike in theft is being linked to the growing unemployment rate, which has reached two million. The Co-operative Insurance has predicted that men under 25 will be the most likely to turn to crime and that it will take between three and six months for the increase in thefts to become evident, following the rise in unemployment.

James Hillon head of home insurance at The Co-operative, said: "History has shown that in times of high unemployment there is a direct link to a surge in burgla

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