46% of all personal theft claims were from bikes being stolen according to research collated by HomeProtect Home Insurance. Interestingly mobile phones are only third on the list and were topped by claims for handbag theft.
“As more people have taken to cycling, bicycle theft is much more common throughout the UK. In fact, our research from April 2016 shows that bicycles are currently the most stolen item. With the weather improving there are likely to be many more cyclists on the roads and preventing bike theft should be a priority for every rider. More than a third of UK adults cycle, so as well as investing in locks and registering your bike to your address, adding your bicycle to your home contents insurance policy should be a straightforward decision.” – Shane Leivers, Director of Product and Marketing at HomeProtect.
- Mobile Phones
Personal Theft Claims in Order of Region
- East Anglia
- Home Counties
- South East England
- North East England
- South West England
- North West England
To view last year’s data: https://www.homeprotect.co.uk/blog/personal-theft-uk