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The most burgled places in Britain

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The most burgled places in Britain

A small village in Yorkshire is rivalling London for the dubious honour of being the most burgled place to live in Britain.
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The village of Apperley Bridge in Yorkshire is one of the most burgled places in Britain

Britain’s most burgled postcodes have been revealed – with Yorkshire and London vying to become the highest-risk place to live.
Fully half of the top 20 were in Yorkshire, with London the next most burgled place, with Birmingham, Lincolnshire and Hertfordshire rounding off the list.
“Homeowners [in high-risk areas] need to be extra vigilant when it comes to security – installing timers on your lights and ensuring items of value are kept away from your windows are easy steps to take to reduce risk. But you never know when an opportunistic thief may strike, so it’s crucial to ensure your home contents insurance is fully up to date, and is at a high enough level to cover all your belongings sufficiently,” said Julie Fisher, head of home insurance at Moneysupermarket – who conducted the research.
Moneysupermarket looked at 3 million applications for home insurance across the UK in the last 12 months, then cross-referenced where people had made claims for burglary with where they lived to work out the areas most at risk.

The twenty most burgled postcodes
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Re: The most burgled places in Britain

Our neighbours on either side of us (terraced houses) have each been burgled in our London suburb street. Sadly the neighbours also miss out on the joy we have from two large German Shepard dogs who regard our house as their territory.
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I was watching a bit of late night parliamentary stuff and an MP who 'had a day job' as a Barrister was describing how he had been burgled many times, almost every other week by the sound of it.
I did wonder how a Barrister could be so unlucky Undecided
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@strat.... "they" know where he lives, "they" know who he is..... and when he is not at home ! ! ...
simples....  Cheesy
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Re: The most burgled places in Britain

There will be some big increases in insurance I guess for the places on the list Undecided
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@strat.... "they" know where he lives, "they" know who he is..... and when he is not at home ! ! ...

They know he has a lot of money and they've probably seen him in court on a personal level Wink
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Thank you for your brief explanation Strat Wink Wink
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Not another pun thread Roll eyes Cheesy
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In my own defence I can only apologise Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Re: The most burgled places in Britain

watched a lot of this program the other night, doesnt seem to agree with the other "Facts"
DOCUMENTARY: Burglar in the House
On: BBC 1
Date: Wednesday 1st February 2012 (Already shown)
Time: 22:45 to 23:30 (45 minutes long)
Every two minutes a house in Britain is burgled, and for years Nottingham has suffered the highest burglary rates in the UK. But the city's police are fighting back, and are now capturing the burglars on camera. They are installing hidden minicams inside ordinary homes, which record the thieves in action. They call them 'capture houses', Nottingham's new weapon in the fight against crime. But is this new technology as reliable as the police think? And should the police be allowed to set traps for burglars? Part of the Modern Crime season, this documentary takes viewers to the frontline of a surburban crime-wave, witnessing first-hand the cat-and-mouse battle currently being played out across Nottingham. The film shows heart-stopping footage of burglars breaking into homes, and follows the intelligence and burglary teams as they hunt the burglars down. And cameras are there in the interview room as the burglar is shown the damning footage.
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Re: The most burgled places in Britain

This list of Homes most burgled by a insurance company is wrong, I would say in Middlesbrough about 75% of house holders don't have "Home Contents Insurance"
On Homes From Hell, a home went up in flames it was caused by a Light timer, the homeowners got back from the good old USA to a shell of a building.
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Re: The most burgled places in Britain

Gary, the survey looked at 3M applications for insurance so is very representative although naturally couldn't take into account any people who didn't apply for cover.
You can check your own area by putting your postcode into the following site:
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Wasn't sure where to post this but 'Newsflash' A pickpocket has been caught on camera, If you know anything about this animal please contact your local bobby. (pic below)
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Anyone with information should contact the old bill Roll eyes
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big increases in insurance

Having little or no police on the beat has cost the tax payer dear. The amount saved by this bad decision must be insignificant compared to the end cost to Joe Public.