Teddington in top ten list of burglary hotspots

Research from Moneysupermarket.com shows that Teddington is eighth in the list of burglary claims for home insurance. 

They found that per 1,000 insurance quotes there were just over 46 claims, with TW12 in 20th place with just over 40.

The postal district of GU3 in Guildford takes the top spot – despite not featuring in the top 20 at all last year – with 52.31 claims per 1,000 quotes.

The study comes after a spate of people breaking into cars which forced local police to warn people to ensure their car was locked at all times.

“This year’s claims analysis suggests burglaries fall into two main categories: crimes committed in wealthy suburbs, where thieves expect rich pickings and a degree of seclusion, and busy urban areas, where strangers attract little attention and burglars hope to make speedy getaways,” says Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs spokesperson at MoneySupermarket.

The research also found that thieves love winter, when the cover of darkness provides more opportunity to break in and the rewards are far greater thanks to expensive Christmas presents lying around.

The value of claims in winter was on average 37% higher than claims submitted in summer.



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