MoneySupermarket ranked 2,195 post codes in order of how likely they are to put in a claim for burglary on their home insurance. Take a look at the specific Basildon postcodes below:
The Money Supermarket data shows that, if you live in the SS14 postcode, made up of:
you have a 3.5% chance of being burgled. If that figure doesn't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, the SS14 postcode was ranked 40th out of the 2,195 most burgled postcodes in the UK!
And, for every 1,000 homes, there were approximately 35 burglaries. That amounts to 1.7 burglaries per 50 houses - roughly 1 break-in per street!
On the other hand, the SS13 postcode is significantly safer - as the MoneySupermarket graph shows. If you live near:
you only have a 1.2% chance of a break-in. In comparison to the SS14 postcode, SS13 was ranked at 1,031 out of the 2195 most burgled postcodes and experienced approximately 12 burglaries per 1000 homes.
It's safe to say that you're less likely to experience a burglary in Basildon if you live in the SS13 area!
Do you have friends and family in Southend-on-sea? Click here to see how Southend scored in the list of most burgled towns.
Whether you live in the SS14 or SS13 area, you are still at risk of burglary. MoneySupermarket compiled this information from all of the home insurance claims after a break in...
And there will still be a fair number of victims that didn't claim or report an offence.
The take-home point here is that homeowners must take action, like installing a home alarm, to prevent burglary in Basildon. It's naive to believe that criminals will stop and throw out their crowbars. It is up to you to make their job as difficult as possible.
It's easy to forget the simple things like shutting the windows on a hot summer day - but burglars are aware and use this to their advantage!
When you're doing the school run in the morning, do you remember to lock your uPVC front door properly, as well as your garden gates and back door? It only takes the average burglar a total of 8 minutes to break in and ransack your family home...
For example, in this video, a convicted burglar reveals his plan of attack when analysing your home as a target. The eye opening interview is definitely worth a watch.
Click here or tap the image below to take a 5 minute quiz and find out how safe your home is, now!