A new campaign has been launched by Gwent Police to tackle the number of burglaries that are blighting the lives of families.
There were more than 900 break-ins in the force's area in just six months last year. And the annual total for the whole of Wales is more than 7,000.
So what can we do to protect ourselves? James Crichton-Smith has been talking to one woman who's been the victim of a burglary.