THE UK’S worst areas for burglaries have been revealed in new analysis that found break ins are up 16 percent.
The small town of Henley-in-Arden, in Warwickshire, is confirmed to be the UK’s top burglary claims hotspot, according to analysis of more than 2.5 million home insurance quotes from January 2017 to December 2018. MoneySuperMarket analysed home insurance quotes based on the highest and lowest rate of claims for home content thefts within a five year period. Data revealed burglaries were up 16 percent nationally in 2018 compared to 2017, with a separate survey found almost half of Britons take no precautionary measure to protect their property like installing burglary alarms.
The data also revealed an average of 15.7 claims per 1,000 quotes in 2018, which is up from 13.42 in 2017.
The Henley-in-Arden postcode B94 sits at the top of the rankings with a rate of 50.46 claims per 1,000 quotes.
Last years top burglary hotspot Guildford has fallen out of this years top 20 sitting at 171.
Neighbouring postcode Woking is a new entry into the top 20 and sits in 7th place.
Birmingham postcode B94 in Solihull sits at number six with 45 claims per 1,000 quotes.
Ingatestone, just outside Chelmsford in Essex rose from 11th place last year to second in the rankings with 49.7 claims per 1,000 quotes.
Postcodes with the lowest rate of burglary claims are Whitehaven near Carlisle, Cumbria, with 0.76 claims per 1,000 quotes.