12 April 2013

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Brits may find that their ‘safe places’ to hide their valuables are actually prime targets, new research shows.

‘Safe’ places to store valuable items may actually be key targets for thieves, according to a new study.

More than one in eight Brits hides their prized possessions in their sock drawer, according to a recent survey. A tenth stashed their valuables on top of their wardrobe, while another one in ten hid them under the bed. Just over one in 20 even admitted to hiding jewellery and other expensive items under the sink.

Even though it may be one of the most predictable locations, the bedside table still made its way into the top five stash spots in British homes.

But more than half of those asked in the study admitted to storing cherished items in these places, making them obvious targets for would-be thieves. Since a fifth had also been victims of burglary in the past, the figures suggest it could be worth reassessing the best hiding places in British homes to keep our precious goods safe.

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