There were 422,000 burglaries in the UK in 2018-19. Most were in the home. But imagine a situation where, say, thousands of offices and other workplaces around the country were left empty because staff had been told to work remotely.
Let’s also say that because of a national emergency - involving manpower shortages due to self-isolation and possibly requiring curfew enforcement - the police force was stretched to capacity.
What do all those burglars do?