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198B0119980617

The costs of widespread burglary in Britain are enormous - in terms of both insurance claims and emotional distress.

Over the next four weeks, Gerry Northam talks to some of the people fighting back by joining Neighbourhood Watch.

1: The residents of one rural street gather for their inaugural meeting; and the woman who had her garden stolen and is now the organisation's national leader.

198B0219980624

Gerry Northam continues his look at issues surrounding Neighbourhood Watch.

2: The story of what can go wrong when police and volunteers do not see eye to eye.

198B0319980701

Gerry Northam continues his look at issues surrounding Neighbourhood Watch.

3: The psychological effects of domestic burglary.

198B0419980708

Gerry Northam concludes his series on domestic burglary by looking at what the future may hold.

Might the police become bystanders as burglar-alarm monitoring services, insurance companies, local authorities and neighbourhood watch schemes grapple with crime which affects one house in Britain every minute?