MoneySuperMarket burglary claim statistics put Redbridge postcodes in UK top 10
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The country’s burglary hotspots have been revealed – with three Redbridge postcodes making it into the top 10.
Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket published its annual burglary claims tracker on Friday, showing which postcodes across the UK had seen the most insurance claims for burglary.
The list shows the rate of insurance quotes which have a burglary claim over past two years
Neighbouring Dagenham came top, with a rate of 55 of every 1,000 claims, but IG2 – Gants Hill, Newbury Park and Aldborough Hatch – was second, with 54.9.
E18 – Woodford and South Woodford – was fifth with 48.2 claims for every 1,000 quotes, and IG3 – Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Hainault and Chigwell – was 10th with 44.
And in the top 20, IG8 – Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge and Highams Park – also featured in 14th place with 42.5 claims per 1,000.
Earlier this month police branded Redbridge a “perfect storm” for burglaries due to its wealthy houses and easy access from the A12, M11 and A406.
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“It’s always been a challenge for the borough, year on year, because of that easy access,” Det Ch Insp John Fish told the Recorder.
Announcing the claim statistics on Friday, Kevin Pratt, home insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket, said: “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.
“Homeowners should be vigilant about home safety wherever they live, by ensuring that security measures have been put in place, and appropriate insurance taken out.”
Mark Castle, chief executive of the charity Victim Support said: “As a charity that supports thousands of burglary victims each year, we know how devastating an impact this crime can have and we are here to help.
“Victims tell us that they suffer far more than material loss when their home is burgled – the psychological impact of this crime can be drastic, long lasting and different for everyone.”
For advice visit victimsupport.org.uk or call 0808 16 89 111.