Felixstowe boasts fewest burglary claims in England

Aerial photo of Felixstowe, by Mike Page

Aerial photo of Felixstowe, by Mike Page - Credit: Archant

Properties in a seaside Suffolk town are among the least likely to be targeted by burglars, according to a new study.

People living Felixstowe were the least likely in England to include details of burglary claims when looking for a home insurance quote online.

The IP11 postcode, covering Felixstowe, Trimley St Martin and Trimley St Mary, topped the list of 20 UK districts with the fewest burglary-related claims on their contents insurance, alongside Lochee, Dumfries and Aldochlay, in Scotland.

Meanwhile, the NR31 postcode, which includes Gorleston and Bradwell, near Great Yarmouth, came 19th on the “least likely” list.

The table was compiled from data collected by MoneySuperMarket’s burglary claims tracker, which scanned millions of home insurance quotes for details of burglary claims in the past two years.

Greater London was home to 14 of the UK’s top 20 burglary claim hotspots – including the Dagenham area, where 55 of every 1,000 online quotes contained details of a claim in the past two years.

Crime statistics released this week showed that the number of house burglaries had fallen by 25% across the county in a year. The 29% decrease for Felixstowe and district was even more encouraging for the constabulary, which stressed that reducing domestic burglaries remained a priority.

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A spokesman said: “Whilst these figures are very pleasing, we will continue to carry out dedicated work to ensure we reduce this number even further. We would also urge against complacency and encourage residents to make sure they always secure their homes, keeping doors locked at all times and windows closed and locked if out of the house or at night time.”