Thames Valley Police saw a 39% drop in burglary reports in November 2020 according to the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser.
While burglaries represented 6.8% of all reports made to police in the area in November 2019, they represented 4.3% of offences reported during the same month last year.
Insurance company Aviva warned that although some burglars may have been deterred due to the nationwide lockdown, research finds that nearly two-thirds of burglaries happen while people are in their homes.
Kelly Whittington, property claims director at Aviva, said: “Overall the number of UK home theft claims we received in November 2020 was lower than November 2019.
“However, lockdown has not put a stop to all criminal activity unfortunately and we would still encourage people to remain vigilant, even when they are at home.
“And if we’re at home but on another floor or in another room, we may not even be aware of an intruder, until it’s too late.”