Guildford is officially the UK’s burglary claims hotspot, according to MoneySuperMarket’s annual Burglary Claims Tracker.
The leading price comparison website analysed over two million home insurance quotes run on its website over the last two years (January 2016-December 2017 inclusive) to identify the postcodes with the highest and lowest rate of claims for home contents theft within a five year period1.
Guildford postal district GU3, which didn’t feature at all in the top 20 release last year, has risen to the top of the rankings with a rate of 52.31 claims per 1,000 quotes. In second place is Cambridge, rising sharply from last year’s 12th place with a rate of 51.43 claims per 1,000 quotes. While London dominated 16 of the top 20 spots in last year’s list, other cities have overtaken the capital with Manchester (M21), Leeds (LS5), and Birmingham (B15) sitting third, fourth and fifth respectively2.
Liverpool (L16) is a new entry on this year’s list at number six, with 50.15 claims per 1,000, while Edinburgh (EH5) is the first Scottish location on the list at 13th place, with a rate of 42.11 claims per 1000.
Residents of Redbridge (IG4) – which took the number one spot in the 2017 list – will be pleased to see it has fallen out of this year’s top 20, alongside other London postcodes such as Clayhall (IG5) and south London’s SE21.
Affluent Greater London areas including Teddington (TW11), Richmond (SW14) and Twickenham (TW12) are all new entries in the top 20.