Two tips to reduce the chance of being burgled:
1) Make access to the back of your property difficult. Buglers will sometimes gain access to the rear of a property where there are no other properties overlooking to then take their time to break into a property.
2) Use a timer to switch on lights between 4 and 6pm. It gets dark from about 4pm and if you are out at work and return at say 6pm your house may well be dark and be letting a burgler know that you are not at home.
There are lots of tips on home security at the West Mercia crime prevention website: