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Burglary Hotspots Revealed in london

Amthal Fire & Security is urging homeowners in the capital to take extra care as seven Greater London postcodes feature in the top ten worst hotspots for burglary in the UK, according to analysis of insurance claims.

The report, compiled by MoneySuperMarket in its annual Burglary Claims Tracker, shows the highest rate of claims in 2014 was found in Greater London's RM8 postcode, which saw 55 claims per 1,000 people. It includes Dagenham and Becontree, followed by nearby IG2 incorporating the areas of Gants Hill and Newbury Park, near Ilford.

Says Jamie Allam, Commercial Director at Amthal Fire & Security: "Crime statistics for 2014 show that burglary fell 9% nationally last year. However, what this report by MoneySupermarket proves is this is there is no room for complacency and we urge homeowners to continue to proactively take security measures to protect their home.

"Burglars often target urban areas where there's more hustle and bustle and so less risk of being caught, but not surprisingly they also follow the money, which is why affluent areas appear in the top-20 claims hotspots.  The key to stop them is to make it as difficult as possible to enter your home with visual security measures including alarms that will attract attention. The opportunist burglar will quickly move on to easier targets."

The Office for National Statistics said that in England and Wales there were 560,000 domestic burglaries from October 2013 to September 2014, with break-ins on an almost continuous decline since the mid-1990s.

MoneySupermarket analysed 2.7million home insurance quotes for the research to identify the areas most likely to have been hit.  Of those that have been burgled, almost half (44 %) were scared they might be burgled again, and one in eight (12%) said they had never managed to get over the incident.

Top 20 burglary claim hotspots, with Greater London target areas highlighted:

  1. RM8 Dagenham, Becontree, Becontree
  2. IG2 Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Aldborough Hatch (Ilford)
  3. M21 Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor
  4. DN2 Intake, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills
  5. E18 Woodford and South Woodford
  6. RM11 Hornchurch, Emerson Park, Ardleigh Green
  7. TW11 Teddington, Fulwell (east), Bushy Park
  8. BD2 Eccleshill, Five Lane Ends, parts of Undercliffe, Fagley, Wrose, Bolton Woods, Poplars Farm, Swain House, Ashbourne
  9. EN4 Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, East Barnet, New Barnet
  10. IG3 Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Hainault
  11. BD18 Saltaire, Shipley, Windhill, Wrose
  12. W4 Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Acton Green, Bedford Park
  13. TW5 Heston, North Cranford, West Osterley
  14. IG8 Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Highams Park
  15. LS28 Bagley, Calverley, Farsley, Pudsey, Stanningley (Pudsey)
  16. BR5 West Wickham
  17. UB6 Greenford, Perivale
  18. UB4 North Hayes, Yeading
  19. N11 New Southgate, Friern Barnet, Bounds Green, Arnos Grove
  20. LS15 Austhorpe, Barwick-in-Elmet, Colton, Cross Gates, Halton, Halton Moor, Manston, Pendas Fields, Scholes, Temple Newsam, Whitkirk

 

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