Do You Live In The Burglary Capital Of The UK?

Published on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 3:56 PM

Burglary Capitals of the UK

Burglary is, unfortunately, something that occurs all across the world and affects homes and businesses alike. New data from the Privilege Home Insurance Company analysed thousands of burglary claims between January 2016 and April 2017. 

These results show the average amount stolen per burglary. 

Top 10 Highest Burglary Rates 

  • Litchfield’s average per burglary came to £5,180
  • St Alban’s average was £4,892
  • Durham had an average of £4,833 loss per burglary
  • Cambridge’s average came to £4,284
  • Lancaster had an average of £4,183
  • Newport, Wales averaged at £3,999
  • London, England’s Capital city, had an average loss of £3,943
  • Gloucester’s average was £3,832
  • Peterborough had an average of £3,816

Larger cities such as Birmingham, London, and Manchester were all included in the top 20 highest claims from burglaries in the UK. At the end of the scale, households in Bath had the lowest claims with an average of £1,322.28 stolen in each burglary.

The Insurance Companies Advice

Privilege Home Insurance said that homeowners should ensure they do not have more cash stored in their homes than their insurance company is willing to replace. This is because insurance policies have a limit to how much money will be recovered if stolen in a break-in.

It also cited the need to be aware about the definition of ‘money in the home’ which includes items such as gift vouchers, cheques, postal orders, saving stamps and travel tickets.

Why This Data Has Been Revealed 

This data comes as Brits have been warned to stop advertising their holidays on social media to avoid being targeted. As the UK enters its peak holiday season, nearly 700,000 Brits a month are posting messages about heading to the sun. 

Find out more about the security risks caused by social media.

How to Protect Your Home 

The possibility of your home being targeted by burglars is something that is sometimes unavoidable, however, there are certain security measures you can put in place to protect your belongings and make your home more secure.

By installing a home safe, you can ensure peace of mind that even if your home does fall victim to burglary, the most important and valued items are protected. Find out more about our range of domestic safes.

Having other security measures in place, such as CCTV systems and simply installing motion sensor lights around the perimeter of your home, can play a part in deterring burglars. CCTV can also come in handy if you, unfortunately, do fall victim, as the footage will assist any police investigations regarding the break-in. View our full range of high security products

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