Research from MoneySuperMarket has revealed that burglaries have decreased by 7 per cent for the first time in three years, after consecutive years of an increase in cases of burglary, the average number of claims per 1000 people fell from 16.03 in 2020 to 14.98 in 2021.
Break-ins and burglaries can result in anguish and upset. Even if the financial losses suffered are rectified with a home insurance claim, it is still important to ensure your home and possessions are protected with appropriate home security measures.
Burglary is typically associated with the darker months, where reports of break-ins usually increase by 12 per cent, but the lockdown has been cited as the reason for the out-of-season drop in burglaries.
However, despite the reduction in cases, the report from MoneySuperMarket states that the B5 postcode, which covers the Highgate, Lee Bank, and Digbeth areas of Birmingham, was top in the rankings for the second year in a row.
The area experienced a burglary rate of 69.44 home content burglary claims out of every 1000 quotes. This is an increase of 22 per cent from 57.14 in 2020.
Greater Birmingham, Sheffield, Greater Manchester, and Greater London were the four cities that have the highest claims of burglary. From the postcodes that had the highest number of claims, Greater London had thirteen of them with Stratford E9 having the largest share of the claims.
The lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 meant that more people were home more than usual, which prospective burglars would consider being a deterrent, which explains the drop in burglary claims.
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