Wycombe in top 20 UK burglary hotspot list

Wycombe in top 20 UK burglary hotspot list

Wycombe in top 20 UK burglary hotspot list

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AN area of the Wycombe district has been ranked number 20 in a list of the top burglary hotspots across the UK.

The HP10 postcode - which also includes Flackwell Heath, Loudwater, Penn, Tylers Green, the Wooburn area, Hedsor and Handy Cross – sneaks into the final slot on the list, compiled by a website which compares insurance quotes.

This postcode area pulled in 27.3 burglary claims for every 1,000 home insurance quote enquiries over the past year.

Areas in and around London take more than half the slots on the top 20.

The top spot, however, is actually occupied by Manchester’s M21 postcode (with 45.2 theft claims in every 1,000 home insurance enquiries), while other big cities such as Birmingham and Liverpool also feature prominently.

The list was put together by MoneySuperMarket after researchers analysed 3.1 million home insurance quotes which were run through its comparison service website over the last 12 months.

Kevin Pratt, home insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket said: "Places affected by higher rates of burglary insurance claims tends to mean higher annual insurance premiums for those who live there, typically premiums are 24 per cent more expensive on average. Higher value properties could expect to pay even more than this.

"If you have not previously been burgled, but there are higher rates of burglary claims made within your postal district, you are likely to be paying steeper premiums as a result. Insurers often take a blanket approach to assessing postcode districts for home insurance premiums rather than looking at insurance applications on a case by case basis.”

He added that people living in areas affected by high rates of burglary should always shop around for the best insurance quote.

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2:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

tigeran says...

Doesn't surprise me with the ever increasing amount of benefit claiming hoodies we see roaming the town on daily basis. What better way to top up your social benefits beer money than to rob the tax paying public? Let's face it, they have nothing else to do and looking for a job is the LAST thing on their minds!
Doesn't surprise me with the ever increasing amount of benefit claiming hoodies we see roaming the town on daily basis. What better way to top up your social benefits beer money than to rob the tax paying public? Let's face it, they have nothing else to do and looking for a job is the LAST thing on their minds! tigeran
  • Score: 11

2:44pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Scarletto says...

The HP10 area needs closer police attention.
When seen they're in cars and very rarely on foot. Latest example also of police inattention is the continuing number of mini-bikes on the roads or in woods, plus speeding on roads such as Ashley Drive, Tylers Green, and the mums who are unwilling to walk their children for about ten minutes to reach schools and instead drive for 35 seconds and park dangerously outside the schools!
The HP10 area needs closer police attention. When seen they're in cars and very rarely on foot. Latest example also of police inattention is the continuing number of mini-bikes on the roads or in woods, plus speeding on roads such as Ashley Drive, Tylers Green, and the mums who are unwilling to walk their children for about ten minutes to reach schools and instead drive for 35 seconds and park dangerously outside the schools! Scarletto
  • Score: 25

2:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

pennman says...

Yes, in Tyler's Green recently we have had several car break ins, including one where a child was left (stupidly) in an unlocked car for 20 minutes whilst the parent went in someone's house. The car door was opened and a bag taken. Poor child must have been terrified. We also have the idiots on scrambler bikes in the woods. The only time you see a policeman is AFTER something has happened, telling us not to leave valuables in our cars. A police presence of some sort would certainly deter crime. As usual, it's reactive policing of the lazy type rather than actually adding value. They are neither fit for purpose nor value for money. No wonder a senior policeman recently moved job!
Yes, in Tyler's Green recently we have had several car break ins, including one where a child was left (stupidly) in an unlocked car for 20 minutes whilst the parent went in someone's house. The car door was opened and a bag taken. Poor child must have been terrified. We also have the idiots on scrambler bikes in the woods. The only time you see a policeman is AFTER something has happened, telling us not to leave valuables in our cars. A police presence of some sort would certainly deter crime. As usual, it's reactive policing of the lazy type rather than actually adding value. They are neither fit for purpose nor value for money. No wonder a senior policeman recently moved job! pennman
  • Score: 15

3:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

big don g the 1st says...

Top of the arson hotspot list was Castlefield.
Top of the arson hotspot list was Castlefield. big don g the 1st
  • Score: 18

6:52pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Robert.M says...

So much for the Police and Council giving us B/S that Wycombe has a low crime rate, of course we all believe them, oh well at least micky mouse is alive and well and living in Penn Woods
So much for the Police and Council giving us B/S that Wycombe has a low crime rate, of course we all believe them, oh well at least micky mouse is alive and well and living in Penn Woods Robert.M
  • Score: 13

8:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

s6blr says...

Gosh, ain't Thames Valley Police doing a fine job eh?

Time to give their commandant a BIG fat performance bonus and hire some more pseudo-police to sit of Twatter and FacelessBook wibbling complete nonsense about what a fabulous job they're doing...

Well done, I'm sure people in the now blighted postcode owe you.....a debt of ......two-fingered salute!
Gosh, ain't Thames Valley Police doing a fine job eh? Time to give their commandant a BIG fat performance bonus and hire some more pseudo-police to sit of Twatter and FacelessBook wibbling complete nonsense about what a fabulous job they're doing... Well done, I'm sure people in the now blighted postcode owe you.....a debt of ......two-fingered salute! s6blr
  • Score: 30

10:23pm Fri 24 Jan 14

England must be saved says...

Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer had the right idea. That's one sink slime, putrid turd that won't burgle again. It's the sentencing and judicial system that let's us down. Minimum custodial sentencing, in China where it won't cost the tax payer so much. Relatives and friends wouldn't be able to visit with that week's drug supply but who gives a **** about them. Any liberal, bleeding heart, do-gooder offended by my comments, guess what .. YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM !!!
Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer had the right idea. That's one sink slime, putrid turd that won't burgle again. It's the sentencing and judicial system that let's us down. Minimum custodial sentencing, in China where it won't cost the tax payer so much. Relatives and friends wouldn't be able to visit with that week's drug supply but who gives a **** about them. Any liberal, bleeding heart, do-gooder offended by my comments, guess what .. YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM !!! England must be saved
  • Score: 11

1:12am Sat 25 Jan 14

JustJus says...

Chop of their hands!
Chop of their hands! JustJus
  • Score: 6

9:05am Sat 25 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Come on BFP - how about printing the whole Top 20 List
Come on BFP - how about printing the whole Top 20 List sundaydriver
  • Score: 4

1:31pm Sat 25 Jan 14

s6blr says...

Chav Wycombe making the list isn't a surprise to me at all. It is the most dodgy area I can think of in Bucks, and even lower than Slough (if that is even possible) in the sheer number of miscreants residing there.

A one-city rolling crime wave Chav Wycombe is!
Chav Wycombe making the list isn't a surprise to me at all. It is the most dodgy area I can think of in Bucks, and even lower than Slough (if that is even possible) in the sheer number of miscreants residing there. A one-city rolling crime wave Chav Wycombe is! s6blr
  • Score: 1

9:20am Fri 7 Feb 14

Garrob says...

Yay, something this town is good at something!
Yay, something this town is good at something! Garrob
  • Score: 0

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