Wales burglary hotspot tracker: how does Deeside fair?
Deeside based Moneysupermarket.com looked at 2.68 million home insurance quotes between December 2013 and November last year to find out which postcodes made the most claims for burglary.
The good news is Wales generally has lower burglary claims rates than England and even better news Deeside doesn’t feature in the top 10 list of area’s most likely claim for theft, there may of course be a caveat or two skewing the results, such as the high proportion of rented houses in Deeside covered by landlord insurance yet tenants without contents insurance for example, but hey, lets not spoil the moment!
In north Wales only the LL11 and LL13 postcode area’s feature in the top 10 list they include Wrexham, Holt, Coedpoeth, Minera, Bradley, Bangor-on-Dee and Johnstown to name just a few.
As you would probably expect Cardiff (which we’ve heard is in the south somewhere) and Pontypool dominated the top 10 list, while Bangor in the north is one of the least likely area’s to make a claim.
Kevin Pratt, home insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket, said:
“North East Cardiff is the top of the burglary hotspot claims for Wales, with other high claim areas including the city centre and leisure hot spot Cardiff bay (CF11).
“Clearly, thieves target urban areas where there’s lots of activity to mask what they’re up too – but they also favour quiet areas where they can operate with less chance of being caught in the act.
“In short, they’ll go pretty much anywhere they think they can carry out their crime and get away with it, which means everyone needs to be conscious of the threat and make their home as safe and secure as possible.”
The 10 Welsh postcode districts most likely to claim for theft on their home insurance
1. CF23 – Cardiff North East: Llanishen, Cyncoed, Pentwyn, Penylan, Pontprennau; Old St Mellons
2. NP44 – Cwmbran
3. CF11 -Cardiff Central & South: City Centre (part of), Canton, Cardiff Bay (part of), Grangetown
4. NP18 – Eastern Newport, including Caerleon, Langstone, Llanwern, Nash, Llandegveth Underwood
5. LL11 – Wrexham, Coedpoeth, Llandegla, Minera, Bradley, Gwersyllt, Rhosrobin, Stantsy, Brymbo, Bwlchgwyn, Cymau, Ffrith, Llanfynydd, Gwynfryn, Tanyfron, Brynteg
6. LL13 – Wrexham, Abenbury, Bowling Bank, Holt, Llan-y-Pwll, Pentre Maelor, Ridley Wood, Bangor-on-Dee, Gyfelia, Marchwiel, Overton, Penley, Worthenbury, Johnstown
7. NP19 – Eastern and East Central Newport, including: Beechwood, Maindee, St Julians, Ringland
8. CF14 – Cardiff North West: Birchgrove, Whitchurch, Thornhill; Lisvane, Rhiwbina; Pantmawr, Gabalfa, Heath, Llandaff North, Llanishen
9. CF5 – Cardiff South West; Vale of Glamorgan (part)
10. NP4 – Pontypool, Blaenavon, Little Mill, Griffithstown, parts of Glascoed
The 10 Welsh postcode districts least likely to claim for theft on their home insurance
1. LL57- Bangor, Llanllechid, Rachub, Talybont, Bethesda, Glasinfryn, Llandygai, Mynydd Llandygai, Rhiwlas, Tregarth
2. LL65 – Holyhead and area
3. CF32- Bridgend; Vale of Glamorgan (part)
4. CF48 – Cyfarthfa, Pant, Merthyr Vale, Troed-y-rhiw, Vaynor, Pentrebach
5. CF37 – Pontypridd, Ynysybwl, and area
6. SA3 – Bishopston, Blackpill, Caswell, Clyne, Langland, Mumbles, Oystermouth, Southgate, South Gower, West Cross
7. SA18 – Ammanford town centre, Betws, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Lower Brynamman
8. CF31 – Bridgend Town, Brackla, Coity, Pen-y-Fai
9. CF72 – Cowbridge Town, St Brides Major, Welsh St Donats, Pendoylan, Llandow, Colwinston, Llanblethian, Penllyn, Llanfair
10. SA14- Bynea, Dafen, Llanelli town centre