A reformed burglar has offered advice on how the public can best protect their homes.
The top 20 burglary hotspots, which includes 12 London postcodes, have been revealed.
New software allows users to easily report crimes via a smartphone.
Two items belonging to the infamous gangsters the Kray twins will go under the hammer at auction next week. A wristwatch and a bible previously owned by Ronnie Kray and later passed to Reggie Kray are expected to fetch hundreds of pounds.
The bible includes three bookmarks which have been left in their original places. Also up for auction is a painting by one of the UK's most notorious prisioners Charles Bronson which was given to Reggie while in jail.
Police are seeking witnesses to the sexual assault of an elderly woman at a bus stop in Haringey. The 79 year old was waiting at a bus stop on Fortis Green on the 1st of March at 10:30am when she was attacked.
As the assault took place the victim's bus, the 102, arrived and she boarded, while the attacker stayed behind. Police are looking for a black man around 30 years old, wearing a dark coat, light blue jeans and a hood or hat.
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, whose disappearance led to a community-wide search in Scotland, will appear in court in Edinburgh today.
Rosdeep Kular, 33, has been previously charged with a murder and with an attempt to defeat the ends of justice.
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.
ITV News' Ruth Banks reports from one of the areas deemed most at risk in South London and finds out what you can do to protect your property:
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."
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.
Two 16-year-old boys are in hospital with stab wounds after a reported fight on Ruskin Road in Tottenham.
Police say firearms officers and the air support unit were called to the scene after possible gunshots were heard.
One boy is said to be in a critical condition.
Several people have been arrested.
Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a West End nightclub on Boxing Day have released pictures of two people they would like to talk to.
Officers are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Danny Walker, 32, and Gavin Allen, 30.
The public are asked not to approach the men but to call the police on 999 if they see them.
31-year-old Hassan Isman Omer died after being shot several times in Avalon nightclub on Shaftesbury Avenue in the early hours of 26th December.