froggg Posted February 3, 2012 Share Posted February 3, 2012 The village of Apperley Bridge in Yorkshire is one of the most burgled places in Britain Britain’s most burgled postcodes have been revealed – with Yorkshire and London vying to become the highest-risk place to live. Fully half of the top 20 were in Yorkshire, with London the next most burgled place, with Birmingham, Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire rounding off the list. “Homeowners [in high-risk areas] need to be extra vigilant when it comes to security – installing timers on your lights and ensuring items of value are kept away from your windows are easy steps to take to reduce risk. But you never know when an opportunistic thief may strike, so it’s crucial to ensure your home contents insurance is fully up to date, and is at a high enough level to cover all your belongings sufficiently,” said Julie Fisher, head of home insurance at Moneysupermarket – who conducted the research. Moneysupermarket looked at 3 million applications for home insurance across the UK in the last 12 months, then cross-referenced where people had made claims for burglary with where they lived to work out the areas most at risk. Stoke Newington topped the list, with 33.6 burglary claims per 1,000 applications, followed by the picturesque village of Apperley Bridge near Bradford at 31.7 claims per 1,000 applications. “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,” Fisher explained. The 20 most burgled post codes Postcode District Town County / City Number of theft claims per 1000 enquiries 1 N16 Stoke Newington London 33.6 2 BD10 Apperley Bridge Bradford 31.7 3 B71 West Bromwich West Midlands 31.7 4 N22 Wood Green London 30.3 5 LS13 Bramley, Rodley, Swinnow Leeds 30 6 LS15 Austhorpe, Barwick-in-Elmet, Colton, Cross Gates, Halton, Halton Moor, Scholes, Whitkirk Leeds 28.9 7 BD18 Saltaire, Shipley, Windhill, Wrose Bradford 28.6 8 LS7 Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Little London, Meanwood, Potternewton, Sheepscar Leeds 27.4 9 DN2 Intake, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills Doncaster 27.3 10 SW16 Streatham London 27.2 11 LS8 Fearnville, Gipton, Gledhow, Harehills, Moortown, Oakwood, Roundhay Leeds 27.1 12 UB7 West Drayton, Harmondsworth, Sipson, Yiewsley, Longford Greater London 26.4 13 IG8 Woodford Green London 26.2 14 EN5 Barnet Hertfordshire 26.1 15 B75 Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge, Rectory Birmingham 25.9 16 DN35 Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire 25.9 17 S13 Handsworth, Richmond, Woodhouse Sheffield 25.8 18 BD2 Eccleshill, Fagley, Wrose Bradford 25.6 19 LS12 Armley, Farnley, New Farnley, Wortley Leeds 25.2 20 NW7 Mill Hill London 25 Money Supermarket 2012 Dirty Theiving Leeds......... 'http://www.dcfcfans.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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