THERE’S new evidence to suggest many people would turn a blind eye - but would you respond to a burglar alarm or car alarm?
One in three people in Sheffield is afraid of burglars - yet more than a third of city residents ignore house alarms going off, and almost half don’t respond when car alarms sound, it has been revealed.
The figures have emerged as break-ins at homes in Sheffield have soared.
There were 3,266 house burglaries over the last 10 months, a rise of more than eight per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
South Yorkshire Police has launched a big operation to catch the culprits - but the force is asking people to stay vigilant and not to be afraid to call with their concerns.
The Star takes an in-depth look at the problem - see the paper and online coverage on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
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