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Home theft hotspots revealed by new study

BS7 in Bristol and DN7 in Doncaster are the two postcodes in which home theft is most common, revealed today.The financial website also said that eight London districts were in the top 20 most burglary-heavy derived its results from studying home insurance claims data.After Bristol and Doncaster, Canvey Island SS8, Nottingham NG8 and Birmingham B15 completed the top five hotspots.Peter Gerrard, head of insurance research at, said: "Unfortunately I'm not amazed to see several London postcodes in the top 20 when it comes to theft and burglary, but I didn't expect to see Doncaster and Bristol snatching the top spots from London - especially as their reputations for crime are no rival for the capital. "It proves any area, regardless of reputation, can be classed as ‘high-risk'."He added: "If your property is classified as being in a ‘high-risk' area - whether that be for crime, or something like flooding or subsidence, it could be reflected in your insurance premiums."

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