Burglary hotspots: Home insurance data reveals postcodes with highest rate of claims

newsImage_88_domestic burglar.jpgHomeowners in Stoke Newington in north London are the most likely to have made a claim for theft or burglary on their home insurance policy, according to new research.

For every 1,000 people living in the N16 Stoke Newington postcode, almost 34 have had to make a theft related insurance claim, research by Moneysupermarket.com reveals.

London and Yorkshire are revealed as burglary hotspots. The highest proportion of burglary claims come in Streatham, while Wood Green and Mill Hill in the capital also feature high up the list.

Areas in Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster and Sheffield in Yorkshire also figure prominently. Apperley Bridge in Bradford, covering the postcode BD10, and West Bromwich in the West Midlands, with the postcode B71, recorded almost 32 claims per 1,000 people in the UK-wide burglary hotspots study.

The top 20 burglary hotspots per number of claims made are:

  1. Stoke Newington - London N16
  2. Apperley Bridge - Bradford BD10
  3. West Bromwich - West Midlands B71
  4. Wood Green - London N22
  5. Bramley, Rodley, Swinnow - Leeds LS13
  6. Austhorpe, Halton - Leeds LS15
  7. Saltaire - Bradford BD18
  8. Chapeltown - Leeds LS7
  9. Intake, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills - Doncaster DN2
  10. Streatham - London SW16
  11. Fearnville, Gipton, Gledhow, Harehills, Moortown, Oakwood, Roundhay - Leeds LS7
  12. West Drayton, Harmondsworth, Sipson, Yiewsley, Longford - Greater London, UB7
  13. Woodford Green - Greater London IG8
  14. Barnet - Hertfordshire EN8
  15. Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge, Rectory - Birmingham B75
  16. Cleethorpes, North-East Lincolnshire DN35
  17. Handsworth, Richmond, Woodhouse - Sheffield S13
  18. Eccleshill, Fagley, Wrose - Bradford BD2
  19. Armley, Farnley, New Farnley, Wortley - Leeds LS12
  20. Mill Hill - London NW7

Julie Fisher, head of home insurance at Moneysupermarket.com said: 'Home is where the heart is, and there is no denying that a burglary in your home is an emotional and frightening experience. However, being in a higher risk area doesn’t necessarily mean where you live is bad or rife with crime – many thieves will target more affluent areas purely for the rewards on offer.'

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