Doubling in home-jackings

14th November 2014, Comments 1 comment

The number of home-jackings in Belgium has doubled in only four years’ time. Figures published by the daily La Dernière Heure show that 226 home-jackings occurred in Belgium during the first six months of the year.

A full sixty percent of home jackings happen in Wallonia.

Forty percent of home jacking victims are over 60 years of age. Business people with a lot of cash at home make up twenty percent of all victims.

The federal police's Eddy De Raedt provides a definition of a home jacking: unlike in the event of a burglary there is always a confrontation between perpetrator and victim.

Violence is always used and home jackings are always planned.


Flandersnews.be / Expatica

1 Comment To This Article

  • bubbah posted:

    on 18th November 2014, 03:24:01 - Reply

    Don't ignore this, I didn't ...we have security cameras all over with recorded history and audible & silent alarms monitored for all sorts of infractions ...nobody is getting in our place !!