In the UK, there are some blackspots that are notorious for thefts and break in’s.
As a rule of thumb, you will often find that the crime rate depends on the density of the area. You will find that in rural areas, the crime rate is typically lower than you will find in higher density city areas.
UK’s Burglary Blackspots
Below are the most notorious areas for household theft and burglary.
- West Bridgeford
UK Burglary Safespots
The area’s that are the least burgled in the UK are:
- County Durham
- Broadland in Norfolk
During economic downturns, there are often increases in crime. In the wake of the credit crisis and unemployment.
Homeowners should take extra care with their property. You should ensure that valuables are left out of sight and that homeonwners take extra vigilance when securing their homes, especially during the winter time.
Homeowners should also seek ways of improving their home security to deter prying burglars. Deterrents such as security lighting and security alarms should be used.
Most burglaries aren’t pre-planned. They are often done when the theif see’s an opportunity such as an open window, door or valuable on display.
Recommendations To Insuring Your Home Against Theft Risk Burglary
It is wise to make sure that you take out an insurance policy to cover the cost if your valuables become subject to theft.
The policy will vary depending on a number of factors. However, one of the most influential factors will be the area in which your property is located. If your property is located in a high risk area, you may find yourself paying a high insurance premium or be subject to higher excess. Some of the notorious areas some insurers do not provide insurance for. It would be best to compare and research to find out which insurers cover your living area.
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The data for all area’s can be seen here by following this link www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs09/cdrptabsa.xls.
Highest burglary rates in England and Wales.
Source: The Independent
|Rank||Police Force||Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP)||Recorded Offences Of Burglary In A Dwelling (ROBD) 2008-2009||Rate Per Thousand Households (RPTH)|
|3||Thames Valley UA||Reading||1769||30.0|
|9||Thames Valley||Slough UA||1207||26.2|
|10||Avon & Somerset||City of Bristol UA||4706||25.6|
|14||Metropolitan Police||Waltham Forest||2173||23.6|
|17||Thames Valley||South Bucks||599||23.0|
|19||Humberside||North East Lincs||1574||22.5|