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Choosing a Vintage Safe Book
Did you know…?
Every year, there are over 1 million burglaries and attempted burglaries in the UK, meaning a burglary takes place every 40 seconds! Most burglaries are not pre-planned but are committed by opportunistic criminals.
Vintage Safe Books are a proven way of protecting your valuables if the worst should happen and your house becomes a target for thieves.
UK burglary statistics
Most burglars are simply after the easy to grab smaller items; cash-17%, computers-15%, cameras and mp3s-13%, jewelry-11%, mobile phones-6% (Burglary Infographics 2009-2011).
A serving UK police officer, with over 10 years of experience on the burglary squad, has however told us that he’s never seen a bookshelf targeted, and therefore supports the idea of a Safe Book as a simple, yet effective method of protecting these valuable items.
A simple solution, but choose carefully
For this reason, it’s worth thinking about which book you choose as a safe hiding place. It should ideally blend in with the other books on your bookshelf, so as to not look out of place at a cursory glance. For example, if you have mainly science fiction books, a romance novel will likely stick out like a sore thumb – albeit that thieves are hopefully unlikely to even look at your bookshelf.
We have a wide range of Safe Books, categorised into genres, to make this process easier. If you can’t find what you need, or have any suggestions for additional genres, please let us know.