Problem postcodes

Money Supermarket conducted the survey based on where people make the most claims on their home insurance after a break-in, analysing 3.1million home insurance quotes submitted over the course of a year.

The M21 postcode in the Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Barlow Moor areas of south Manchester was the hardest hit area in the country, with an average of 45.2 claims per 1,000 people.

Following closely in second place is the SE24 postcode in London’s Herne Hill and Tulse Hill – with an average of 41.8 claims – and Muswell Hill in N10 chalked up 40.9.

To find out crime statistics in your own area you can use the free Yale Crime Watcher app, which is powered by the Police API system, meaning the information is both up to date and accurate. Simply type in your postcode for current statistics of burglaries within a mile of your home, from a one-month period. This is especially handy if you’re looking to make a decision when moving home.
On top of this, the app also offers useful tips on how to secure your home and your possessions.

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