The city of Bath is the safest place to live in the UK, according to new claims data released by Privilege Home Insurance, with the average thief in the area making off with just over £1,300 worth of goods.
Between January 2016 and April 2017 the average thief in the Bath area, made off with just £1,300 from every home burgled.
When it comes to the average value of items stolen, Lincoln and Salford are the next burglary safe spots, with householders having to replace £1,405 and £1,527 worth of stolen items respectively.
By contrast, based on the average value of items stolen from burglaries, the ‘worst’ place to live in the UK is Lichfield. The claims data found that residents had to replace over £5,000 of personal belongings, following a break-in.
The report analysed claims for burglary that were closed between 1st January 2016 and 30th April 2017.
Christian Mendes, head of Privilege home insurance, commented: “Interestingly, we can see the average value of stolen goods from households in smaller cities, equates to more than some of the UK’s larger cities.
“This data highlights the importance of having a reliable insurance policy in place to cover any stolen items, no matter where you call home.
“By having the correct policy in place, you can focus on dealing with the emotional side of having to deal with a burglary without having to worry about your home insurance cover.”