Recent research revealed about one in three people in New Zealand have experienced a burglary.
A shocking 63 per cent of those burglaries happened while people were away from home for less than 24 hours.
The research, carried out by Colmar Brunton and commissioned by AA Insurance, began with a survey of 1100 people across the country.
Of those burgled, 13 per cent were home when they were targeted, 23 per cent away for a short period, 39 per cent out for the day and 25 per cent away on holiday.
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