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Burglars target North Finchley

North Finchley is third in the list of areas most likely to be burgled Photo: Google Streetview

North Finchley is the most popular address in London for burglars, according to a new report. MoneySupermarket.com analysed 3.49 million applications for home insurance quotes made between December 2011 and the end of November 2012.

They looked at the number of users who said they had made a claim for burglary at their current address in the past two years.

The number of claims made per 1,000 enquiries was then calculated, to allow areas to be compared.

Balham, Hayes, East Dulwich and Romford in Essex were also in the top ten.

Top 20 most likely places to be burgled, ranked by number of claims made per 1,000 enquiries

  • 1 LS13 Leeds (34.8)
  • 2 BD12 Bradford (34.2)
  • 3 N12 North Finchley, north London (31.9)
  • 4 M30 Manchester (31.6)
  • 5 RM3 Romford (30.9)
  • 6 SW12 Balham, south London (30.1)
  • 7 LS18 Leeds (29.7)
  • 8 UB3 Hayes, west London (29.5)
  • 9 SE22 East Dulwich, south east London (29.1)
  • 10 LS28 Leeds (28.4)
  • 11 IG2 Ilford, east London (28.1)
  • 12 HU6 Hull (27.8)
  • 13 BD10 Bradford (27.7)
  • 14 BD17 Bradford (27.3)
  • 15 LS25 Leeds (26.9)
  • 16 TW12 Hampton, south west London (26.7)
  • 17 BD18 Bradford (26.2)
  • 18 SW16 Streatham, south London (26.1)
  • 19 LS12 Leeds(26.1)
  • 20 BD6 Bradford (25.3)

Top 20 least likely places to be burgled

Romford in Essex came in at number 5
Kent is the 16th least likely area to be the target of burglars Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
  • 1 SA9 Swansea (0.0)
  • 2 SA62 Pembrokeshire(0.0)
  • 3 LA14 Cumbria(0.0)
  • 4 TQ3 Devon (0.0)
  • 5 EX31 Devon(0.0)
  • 6 DD8 Angus (0.0)
  • 7 KY7 Fife (0.0)
  • 8 PL21 Devon(0.0)
  • 9 PL26 Cornwall (0.0)
  • 10 NR29 Norfolk(0.0)
  • 11 AB16 Aberdeen(0.0)
  • 12 NR19 Norfolk (0.0)
  • 13 NR10 Norfolk (0.0)
  • 14 TQ5 Devon (0.0)
  • 15 NE7 Tyne & Wear (0.0)
  • 16 CT21 Kent (0.0)
  • 17 RH20 Sussex (1.6)
  • 18 OX18 Oxfordshire (1.7)
  • 19 NE22 Northumberland (1.8)
  • 20 BA12 Wiltshire (1.9)