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London borough named as most dangerous place to live for burglaries in the city

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Four of the top 10 most dangerous places to live for burglaries in the UK are in London, a new study has found. The study – conducted by insurance company Confused.com – analysed police figures on burglary rates across the country between 2017 and 2021.

The most dangerous London borough for burglaries is Hackney in East London. However, there has been a 6 per cent drop in the area’s burglary rates since 2017, dropping from 7.39 burglaries per 1000 residents to 6.93 in 2021. The borough is fourth in the UK overall.

Just behind Hackney is the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where burglary rates dropped by 25 per cent during the same four-year period from 8.8 burglaries per 1000 residents to 6.6.

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The third most dangerous London borough for burglaries is Haringey, the North London borough just a stone’s throw away from Hackney. Crime rates in this London borough dropped by 9 per cent from 7.14 burglaries per 1000 residents to 6.54.

The fourth and final London borough in the top ten most dangerous places for burglaries in the UK – and tenth overall – is Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, where burglary rates dropped by almost 20 per cent from 7.46 burglaries per 1000 residents to 6.

The safest London borough is Bexley, with 2.2 burglaries carried out per 1000 residents in 2021, placing the borough outside the top 100 most dangerous boroughs.

Burglary rates dropping

Kensington and Chelsea experienced the second highest number of burglaries in London between 2017 and 2021

Jessica Willock, home insurance expert at Confused.com, said: “Although burglary rates seem to be dropping year on year, it’s still as important to make sure your home is safe.

“Security cameras and burglary alarms aren’t only a great deterrent from potential thieves but having them could reduce your home insurance prices. Our guide to protecting your home from burglars outlines some of the most effective ways of keeping your house safe.”

In order, the top 10 most dangerous places for burglaries in the UK are:

  • Middlesbrough
  • Manchester
  • Doncaster
  • Hackney
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Bolton
  • Haringey
  • Birmingham
  • Stockport
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

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