A survey commissioned by the Home Office shows that people do more to protect their gadgets at home than they do their passports.

Passports are far more valuable to thieves than gadgets, as they’re used for terrorist activity, illegal immigration, and money laundering.

Only 22% of the 1064 people polled by FDS online lock their passports away, compared to the 28% that said their iPods and jewellery were locked up, with another 44% saying they were “kept securely”.

While travelling, nearly 60% entrust the care of their passports to the hotel safe, while a silly 6% hide them in their rooms.

Strangely, nearly 80% said they would contact their mobile company on the same day it was stolen, but only 65% said they would report losing a passport immediately.