Are you concerned about your residential security? Do you know just how dangerous your city is for burglaries and car theft? Insurance company Admiral has recently released data showing the UK cities that are most at risk of burglaries and car theft. The rankings were based on the number of claims filed by Admiral policyholders within the last two years and combined claims made for theft from vehicles, cars stolen and burglaries. And so, without further ado, here are the top 10 UK cities most at risk of burglary and car theft:
The Top Ten Most Dangerous UK Cities for Burglaries and Car Theft
- London North West
- London Central
- London South West
- London South East
It is perhaps no surprise that London dominates the top spots and that the list is predominantly made up of the country’s largest cities. It is also interesting that all of the top 10 cities are located in England, with no Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish cities making the top 10. In fact, the Northern Irish capital of Belfast was actually ranked as the safest city in the UK.
Admiral’s statistics show that some areas within the UK are being targeted specifically by thieves operating in home thefts and vehicle crime. This fact could prove particularly troubling for someone already concerned for their residential security, so it is useful to see exactly which cities may need to assess the security systems that they have in place to protect their homes.
If we focus specifically on burglaries, the statistics also listed the top 10 items that are most commonly stolen in the average residential burglary. Generally speaking, thieves will opt for items that are easy to carry out of the home, such as money, phones, laptops and jewellery.
Top Ten Items Most Commonly Stolen in a Burglary
- Pedal cycles
- Electrical goods
- Garden tools / lawnmowers
These items are popular because they allow the thief to grab as much as possible and then make a quick getaway. SmokeCloak is a residential security system which completely stops thieves from making off with your valued possessions. As soon as an intruder enters your home, SmokeCloak devices deploy an impenetrable cloud of fog, impossible to see through. Unable to see your belongings in order to take them, the thieves are forced to flee. At SmokeCloak, it is our mission to provide an effective residential security system that keeps your family and your treasured belongings safe.
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With London dominating the top four spots in our rankings, it is no surprise that Londoners have the highest insurance premium prices by region in the whole of the UK.
Did you know? Some major insurance companies offer discounts for the inclusion of a SmokeCloak residential security system in risk improvement measures.
If you would like to better secure your home and protect both your family and your belongings, contact SmokeCloak to find out about getting on of our revolutionary residential security systems installed in your home. Simply call us on 01604 839000, or fill out our contact form.