Londonderry has amongst lowest burglary claim rates in whole of UK

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Homeowners in Londonderry are among the least likely in the whole of the United Kingdom to claim for burglary on their home insurance, according to price comparison business MoneySuperMarket.

The BT48 post-code, which covers the Cityside, Ballynagard, Coshquin, Rosemount, The Collon and Culmore, was the seventh least likely in the United Kingdom to claim.

Just 1.36 of every 1,000 Londonderry home insurance quotes run on the MoneySuperMarket site in the 12 months to December contained details of a claim for burglary made in the past two years.

Five postcodes in Wales and Scotland registered no claims per 1,000.

The CA28 postcode in Cumbria registered 1.30 and Londonderry 1.36.

The price comparison website suggests postcodes in the east of Greater London and Essex are particularly prone to making burglary-related claims on their home contents insurance - but those living in rural areas such as Dumfries in Scotland and Felixstowe in Suffolk can sleep more easily in the beds, paying less for their home insurance.

Greater London has the dubious honour of being home to 14 of the UK’s top 20 burglary claim hotspots.

This includes Dagenham, where 55 of every 1,000 home insurance quotes run on the site in the 12 months to December contained details of a claim for burglary claim made in the past two years.

London is not the only city where burglary claims are common, however.

Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Barlow Moor in Manchester - where about 52 of every 1,000 home insurance quotes contains a claim for burglary - are third on the hotspot list.

And people living in parts of South and West Yorkshire are also more likely than most to have to file a claim for theft from their homes.