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Are You Likely To Be Burgled? Online Tool Checks Your Postcode
24 January 2017, 08:58 | Updated: 24 January 2017, 08:59
The London borough of Redbridge is the worst area in Britain for burglary, a new tool as revealed. Check how safe your area is against burglary.
This new online tool checks your postcode to see the likelihood of your home being burgled.
And if you live in the London borough of Redbridge, you are most likely to have your house broken into, with almost 55 claims per 1,000 insurance quotes this year.
The top 10 is:
1. IG4 - Redbridge
2. N20 - Whetstone, Totteridge, Oakleigh Park
3. RM6 - Chadwell Heath, Little Heath
4. LS5 - Hawksworth, Kirkstall
5. IG5 - Clayhall
6. SW14 - Mortlake, East Sheen
7. SE21 - Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham Hill
8. N21 - Winchmore Hill, Bush Hill, Grange Park
9. SE24 - Herne Hill, Tulse Hill
10. SE27 - West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Norwood
This makes awkward reading for those living in north London, with four of Britain's worst five postcodes for burglary in the area. Only Hawksworth in Leeds in fourth made the top 5 from outside the capital.
Dulwich was top of the chart last year, but has fallen down the chart following a 29% drop in burglary in the last year.
These are the safest 10 postcodes from burglary:
1. NE25 - Monkseaton
2. EX39 - Lundy Island
3. BT34 - Ballymartin
4. PL25 - St Austell
5. BN23 - Eastbourne
6. OX28 - Witney
7. SY11 - Oswestry
8. TR14 - Camborne
9. BT66 - Derryadd
10. OX29 - Brighthampton
The league table has been created by MoneySuperMarket, who collated data from the last two years for burglaries.