UK's top burglary hotspots revealed

This Is Lancashire: The M21 postal district is the country's most notorious burglary claim hotspot, figures show The M21 postal district is the country's most notorious burglary claim hotspot, figures show

The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with part of Manchester the worst in the country and 12 London postcodes in the list.

According to insurance claim figures, people living in the M21 postcode are most likely to have been hit, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.

But Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in SE24 in London were close behind with 41.8, and Muswell Hill in N10 chalked up 40.9.

The figures came from 3.1 million home insurance quotes submitted to website MoneySupermarket.com over the course of a year.

The top 20 were derived from the areas where the most people reported having made previous claims for burglary, per thousand people.

Kevin Pratt from the website said: "While the M21 postal district in Manchester is the country's most notorious burglary claim hotspot, it is London that dominates the top 20 rankings.

"But just because somewhere is named a claim hotspot, it doesn't actually mean the area in question is not a nice place to live.

"Thieves often target areas with wealthy residents and desirable properties where the rewards are potentially greater or quieter areas where they think there is less risk of being caught red-handed."

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