Burglaries cost New Zealand more than $1 billion a year. How can you protect yourself?
The number of recorded offences has plunged from more than 80,000 in 1996 to around 54,000 last year.
While that's positive, the amount of break-ins being solved remains low, at just 12.1 percent in 2014.
So what can you do to make your home more secure? Story has some handy tips from the New Zealand Police:
How to protect your home
Before you go out:
Before you go away:
Ask your neighbour to: