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More than half of Britain's most burgled postcodes are in London, new figures have revealed.
Twelve London postcodes featured on the list of the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK.
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London's burglary hotspots are not unpleasant places to live despite the statistics, the company behind the findings has said.
London dominates the list with 12 postcodes in the top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK.
"While the M21 postal district in Manchester is the country's most notorious burglary claim hotspot, it is London that dominates the top 20 rankings," Kevin Pratt from MoneySupermarket.com said.
"But just because somewhere is named a claim hotspot, it doesn't actually mean the area in question is not a nice place to live.
"Thieves often target areas with wealthy residents and desirable properties where the rewards are potentially greater or quieter areas where they think there is less risk of being caught red-handed."
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The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with 12 London postcodes in the list.
According to insurance claim figures, people living in the M21 postcode of Manchester are most likely to have been hit, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.
However, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in SE24 in London were close behind with 41.8, and Muswell Hill in N10 chalked up 40.9.
The figures came from 3.1 million home insurance quotes submitted to website MoneySupermarket.com over the course of a year.
The top 20 were derived from the areas where the most people reported having made previous claims for burglary, per thousand people.
The fourth member of a gang who used taxis to travel around London and commit armed robberies has been sentenced to ten years in prison.
Russell Aljaf, 20, changed his plea four days into his trial and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob, burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.
He also pleaded guilty to being in possession of an imitation firearm for the purposes of crime, related to an offence in February 2013.
Three other members of the gang were imprisoned earlier this year.
Sadiq Bendriss, 20, and Kurrin Bendriss, 19, were both sentenced to eight years for conspiracy to rob and possession of an imitation firearm.
Lamin Joof, 21, was sentenced to seven years in prison on the same charges.
A fifth man is also due to face trial in the new year.
Detective Supt Dave Palmer of Merton Police said:
"This latest picture is being released as it provides a much clearer image of the suspect and we hope that someone will come forward and provide information that will allow police to prosecute this offender and prevent any further residents becoming victims to his criminal activity".
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merton Police on 020 8649 3159 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Officers last year released a CCTV still believed to be the same man after an attempted burglary in Wimbledon Village. Police were called on Thursday 12 January 2012 to a home on Arthur Road in Wimbledon Village following reports of an attempted burglary.
The suspect is believed to have arrived in a dark Vauxhall Astra or Corsa which he parked nearby before using a small ladder to climb over a fence. He then cut the cables to the exterior CCTV cameras and tried the rear doors before leaving the scene.
This close up image was captured by a security camera during a burglary in Bathgate Road in Wimbledon Village on 29 March this year.
The number of burglaries being potentially linked to this burglar is 35. Police say the incidents date as far back as 2006. Despite extensive enquiries and the release of a photographic image to the media in 2012, he has yet to be caught.
The burglaries are being linked as they have been committed in a similar manner within the Wimbledon Village area.
The meticulous removal or destruction of security equipment of the properties is part of the burglar's tactic prior to committing the burglary.
The thief steals small items during the burglaries, including money and jewellery.