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The most and least burgled boroughs in London are…

Posted at 8:15 am, November 27, 2014 in News, Property
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Residents of Finchley, Acton and Ruislip – make sure you lock up tight tonight, for you live in the most burgled boroughs in the city.

According to research by RAC Home Insurance, the months of August, September and October saw 243 break-ins each in the London boroughs of Barnet and Ealing, with Hillingdon close behind with 235 residential burglaries reported. Enfield and Brent are also popular hunting ground for stripy-jumpered crooks, clocking up 215 and 202 incidents respectively.

On the flip side, it’s good news for those living in Kensington and Chelsea – just 55 burglaries were reported during the same three-month period (presumably because you spent all your money on a flat in the city’s most expensive borough and therefore have nothing else worth stealing). The southern extremities of London also seem to be relatively low on burglars’ hit lists, with just 62 incidents reported in Bexley, 65 in Kingston upon Thames, 69 in Richmond and 78 in Sutton.

Here’s how the rest of London’s boroughs stack up:

Barnet 243

Ealing 243

Hillingdon 235

Enfield 215

Brent 202

Redbridge 175

Croydon 171

Lambeth 167

Waltham Forest 161

Harrow 153

Harringey 151

Wandsworth 142

Southwark 140

Greenwich 133

Camden 130

Westminster 129

Bromley 128

Hounslow 128

Lewisham 128

Islington 120

Hackney 119

Newham 116

Barking and Dagenham 111

Havering 95

Merton 89

Tower Hamlets 84

Hammersmith and Fulham 80

Sutton 78

Richmond upon Thames 69

Kingston upon Thames 65

Bexley 62

Kensington and Chelsea 55

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By David Clack

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