Solihull ranked UK's burglary hotspot - The Solihull Observer

Solihull ranked UK's burglary hotspot

Solihull Editorial 1st Oct, 2023   0

SOLIHULL’S B94 postcode is the UK’s burglary hotspot, according to a survey.

The study analysed more than seven million home insurance quotes from MoneySuperMarket Home Insurance customers to find the UK postcode areas with the highest and lowest rates of burglary claims since 2020.

With 57.83 claims for every 1,000 quotes since 2020, Solihull has been named asthe UK’s burglary hotspot.

Birmingham postcodes account for 16 per cent of the UK’s burglary hotspots with six appearances in the top 50.

David McDermottroe, home insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket said: ““After a prolonged period of lockdowns and covid restrictions last year saw us getting back to the office, travel opening up , and more socialising with friends.

“Unfortunately, the extra time spent away from our homes provided burglars with more opportunities. In fact, our research found that burglary claims last year were 106% higher than those recorded in 2020, rising from 7.79 to 16.01 per 1,000 quotes.

“Although this type of crime may be less common in those areas, unfortunately, no one is immune to burglars.

“If we take simple and effective preventative measures like installing an alarm, investing in decent locks for windows and doors and keeping valuables such as laptops and keys out of sight it will not only make our homes less attractive to burglars, but it will be harder for them to break in.”

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