Bonfire Night warnings as burglaries surge in November

Emma Woollacott

As the nights draw in, UK householders are being warned to beware of burglars, with research showing that November is the worst month for break-ins.

A Freedom of Information request from insurance company LV= has revealed that there is a domestic break-in every two minutes this month, with ground floor flats at most risk - indeed, they're 48 percent more likely to be burgled. Semi-detached houses and upper-floor flats are safest.