When you’re looking at relocating in the UK, one of the first things you’ll be considering is what the areas you’re looking at are like to live in. You’ll want to know as much about the neighbourhood as possible, how much houses and cars cost to insure in that area and how safe your kids will be when they’re out on their own.
One major statistic that will affect every one of these elements is the crime rate in the area, particularly the burglary rate (a high rate of break-ins and robberies will certainly make a marked difference to how much your insurance quote for both your house and car will be). To help those looking for a new house in England, LandlordsInsurance.org.uk have produced the following infographic, entitled ‘England’s Highest Burglary Rates’:
As you might expect the highest burglary rate is in London, with Stoke Newington taking the number one slot for most burglaries in the country. London also has two other cities in the top ten – with Wood Green and Streatham also connected to high levels of burglary. Several cities in the North of England also have particularly high burglary rates, with Leeds, Doncaster and Bradford having the dubious honour of being in the top ten.
The only city outside of London, Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster to find a place in the top ten is West Bromwich, which has the third highest burglary rate in England.
In contract, the lowest burglary rate in England is held by Eastbourne, East Sussex, which saw its burglary drop dramatically over the last few years – in fact last year it boasted a policy enquiry rate of 0 burglary-related calls per 1000 enquiries. So if you’re looking to invest in a property or relocate in England, then East Sussex (in particularly Eastbourne) might be the ideal location.
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