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Warwickshire village has lowest burglary rate in UK

Leamington Editorial 7th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BURGLARIES in a South Warwickshire village are the lowest in the country.

Money Supermarket has found homes in Harbury, near Leamington, to be among the least likely places to be broken into.

The price comparison site has published analysis of the number of ‘theft of property from the home’ claims per 1,000 home insurance quotes from their website over the past two years.

The figures reveal homes in the CV33 postcode district have a 0.07 per cent chance of being burgled.

More than 2,200 postcodes were ranked in order of the number of claims – 83 had no recorded claims over the last five years – and Harbury was placed last out of all with recorded claims.

In Warwickshire, Southam (CV47) and Warwick (CV34) were found to have a one per cent rate.

Areas with the CV31, CV31 and CV35 postcodes – covering Leamington, Whitnash, Radford Semele, Barford, Wellesbourne and Kineton – all fell below a two per cent.

And Kenilworth (CV8) saw just over two per cent of houses making a claim.

Harbury Parish Council chairman Tim Lockley said: “While it is nice to see that Harbury is highly ranked, I don’t think we should be complacent.

“We have had burglaries in the past, including the theft of agricultural equipment that many rural areas suffer from, so I don’t think we have a magic solution to solving crime.”

The results also revealed London was home to 16 of the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK with Dulwich in South London topping the list for most claims in the last five years.

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