WORLD TODAY: Action on break-ins.THE Home Secretary insisted today that burglary burglary, at common law, the breaking and entering of a dwelling house of another at night with the intent to commit a felony, whether the intent is carried out or not. does not have to rise in a recession.
Her remarks were made ahead of a summit in central London The term Central London refers to the districts of London which are considered closest to the centre. There is no such conventional definition, nor any official one, for the entire area that can be called "central London". , bringing together police, retailers, insurers and charities for elderly people.
The meeting comes in the wake of the news that break-ins at homes were up 4% in the last set of crime figures, prompting fears of a ''credit crunch (1) To process data. See number crunching.
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Jacqui Smith said she was determined that people should receive the best possible advice on how to protect their homes,' Ms Smith will also launch a pounds 1.6 million crime prevention campaign and a new internet-based test for people to check their home security.
The three-minute test will rate your home on the basis of the information you provide.