Bin Raiding – Just because you wouldn't do it, doesn't mean they wont. This is something that most people can easily overlook, but ask yourself what kind of information you regularly place in an outside bin! A determined criminal would not be averse to sifting through bins and rubbish to find personal information. Surveys show that around 80 per cent of household waste contained at least one piece of personal information that could be of use to criminals. This can often include such private and useful information as utility bills, bank statements, insurance documents and even personal letters.
A small home shredder is an inexpensive piece of kit that could save you a lot of time and distress.