Every third cottage owner burgled, survey suggests

Some 37% of Czech cottage owners have had their recreational houses burgled, according to a poll carried out by the STEM/MARK agency for the insurance company Generali. Police statistics from 2010 show that the average damage to cottages and property therein was nearly 19,000 crowns. The items most frequently stolen from cottages were tools (28%), electronics (20%) and common household appliances (20%), while food and clothing were also frequently taken.