Researchers have investigated the regions where items are most likely to be stolen. The worst theft hotspot was East Anglia – which accounted for 16% of all theft claims. This was followed by the Home Counties, the South East, the Midlands and the North East.
The safest regions – with fewest claims – emerged as Wales, the North West, Scotland, the South West and London. However, even here, there are still thousands of thefts every day so it’s essential to take sensible precautions – wherever you are.