He added that students should also take care when leaving their university accommodation for the festive period, as such properties are "ideal targets" for thieves.
"It is a good idea for students to take valuable/expensive items home with them over the Christmas period, wherever possible," he explained.
"It is also important to make sure that adequate insurance [is] in place."
Recent research by Liverpool Victoria claimed that 68 per cent of households in the UK leave TVs and other expensive items on display, leaving them particularly vulnerable to burglary.
The study also found that an average of £35,000-worth of home contents is visible from outside a quarter of a million households in the UK.
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