Londoners beware, because new research has revealed that you're far more likely to get robbed in Greater London than anywhere else outside it. Some 70% of all the top burglary hotspots were in the capital, where the noise and hectic pace of live make it easier for burglars to carry on their activities unnoticed.
The research, by Moneysupermarket, assessed the number of claims made in each area, to work out where homeowners are most likely to have made a claim for theft and burglary. They found that East London was a particular hotspot, along with the wealthier parts of South West London, and a number clustered in West Yorkshire.
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By contrast, postcodes in rural Scotland's Dumfries and Lochee, Felixstowe in Suffolk and Bangor in North Wales are among the areas with the lowest proportion of burglary claims in the UK.
The researchers also asked victims what impact the burglary had had on them. Unsurprisingly the most common emotion was anger, followed by shock, and upset. Some 44% of people were worried that they might get burgled again, and those feelings lingered for at least a couple of months after the burglary took place. One in eight people said they'd never got over being robbed, while over half admitted to lasting effects.
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