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POLL: Would you respond to a burglar alarm?

Your Vote: Have your say.

Your Vote: Have your say.

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.

And now we want you to tell us, in our online poll, whether you would respond to a burglar or car alam. But be truthful with yourself.

There might be various reasons and you can tell us about that by leaving a comment or interacting with us on Twiter, Facebook and by email - detaisl below.

But we want to to get a picture of the general view in our circulation area of Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Chesterfield.

As you vote, in the column on the right, you will be able to monitor the changing ongoing results.

So keep returning here to find out how it’s going.

To take part, simply click on either yes or no, then press the Vote button.

If you’re a registered site user you can also leave a comment at the bottom of this story.

Registering is easy and it also means you can comment and tell us what you think at the bottom of many any other stories, here at thestar.co.uk.

We will be featuring regular polls online, with your reaction here and in The Star.

So sign up now, vote and have your say.

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