The area with the highest amount of burglaries in the UK has been named. The study by The Solar Centre looked into burglaries across England and Wales to increase home security – and the results were surprising
Home security is a worry for many Britons, with burglaries on the rise. And now a new report has revealed the area in the UK with the highest number of burglaries.
The report was conducted by The Solar Centre, a security lighting company, and shows how many burglaries are taking place across the country.
West Yorkshire was named as the UK’s worst area for burglaries, with 20.75 break-ins per 1,000 households. According to the data, the most stolen item in these West Yorkshire burglaries is jewellery.
Coming in close second to West Yorkshire was Greater Manchester, with 19.91 burglaries per 1,000 homes. The most stolen items were also jewellery. Behind Greater Manchester came the West Midlands, where motor vehicles were most at risk, and South Yorkshire, where most burglaries involved money.
The data showed that you are shocking six times more likely to be burgled in West Yorkshire than in Devon and Cornwall. The worst region for residential burglaries is Yorkshire and the Humber with an average burglary rate of 15.42 per 1,000 households, followed by the North East (13.22 per 1,000 households)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Wales was the lowest region for residential burglaries with an average of 8.13 burglaries per 1,000 households. This was followed closely by the South West, with only 8.46 per 1,000 households.
Safest areas were Devon and Cornwall, with 3.63 burglaries per 1,000 homes and Dyfed-Powys, with just 4.55. Other areas on the lowest break-ins list included North Yorkshire, Sussex, Norfolk and Cheshire. This was followed closely by the South West, with only 8.46 per 1,000 households.
The research found that across the whole of England and Wales, Jewellery is the most stolen item, in seven percent of areas.