Thursday, 16 April 2009

Londoners Most at Risk from Burglary - Endsleigh Names UK Burglary Hotspots

London has been named the UK's riskiest city for household theft while Preston is the safest, according to a new report published on the 14th April 09 by Endsleigh Insurance.
The new figures were revealed in Endsleigh's 'Homes Report 2009', which shows the top ten safest and riskiest towns and cities for burglaries in the UK.
The results were collected by analysing household theft claims over the last four years from tens of thousands of Endsleigh policyholders in the UK. Whilst Home Office statistics highlight the fact that the rate of burglary across the UK has fallen over the past decade, a recent report* released in January found that burglary rates had increased by four per cent across the UK over the last quarter as the recession developed. Figures from July-September 2008 show a significant increase in burglary rates for the first time in seven years.

Endsleigh analyses the percentage of claims in different UK towns and cities against the number of Endsleigh policyholders, ranking them based on the comparative risk of burglary, rather than on the total number of claims there have been. The report also covers accidents in the home, determining the most and least 'accident-prone' towns and cities.
Whether you are living in London or another part of the UK, make sure you have proper insurance cover. Find out more about Endsleigh Insurance Products available via jml-insurance HERE
Endsleigh's top five tips for reducing the risk of burglary include:
Do not label your house keys in case you lose them
Install a burglar alarm
Never leave a spare key concealed anywhere
Ask a friend or neighbour to check on the property if you are going away
Where possible, try to keep valuables out of sight from windows

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