Brits burgled midweek, says Churchill Home Insurance

28 September 2005
Wednesday night burglaries could be costing Brits almost £127 million a year, according to Churchill Home Insurance.

Research by the insurance company found that homes are just as vulnerable when people sitting at home engrossed in their favourite television programme as when they are out at the weekend.

Head of Churchill Home Insurance, Martin Scott, said: "Our findings show that burglars will target homes on week nights as well as weekends and that homes need to be secure at all times, whether people are at home or not."

A survey last year found that the average cost of being burgled is £995, meaning that uninsured Brits lose millions of pounds every year in stolen goods and damage caused by burglaries.

Churchill is currently offering a 30 per cent introductory discount when you apply for home insurance online to encourage home owners to insure their homes and possessions.

Figures by the Home Office show that those with no security are 15 times more likely to be burgled than those with good security.

Not surprisingly perhaps it was also found that the Christmas period from October to January was a peak time for burglaries.

Advice from insurance website excite.co.uk says that insurance buyers should check whether or not their insurer automatically raises their contents cover to include Christmas presents and how long the extra cover will last.

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