High car insurance costs in IG postcode, which includes Woodford Green, Ilford, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell and Loughton

Redbridge has second highest car insurance premiums in the UK

Redbridge has second highest car insurance premiums in the UK

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Woodford Green and a large part of the Epping Forest district have the second highest car insurance premium in the UK after London, figures released by the AA show.

The IG postcode, which includes Ilford, Chigwell, Woodford Green, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Barking, is said to be affected by high levels of car crime and accidents, pushing insurance costs up.

It now costs an average of £922.44 to insure your car if you live in the postcode, an increase of 4.5 per cent in the last three months.

Managing director of AA Insurance, Janet Connor, said: "The premium reflects the likelihood of a claim being made and, in some urban areas, there is much greater risk of a collision taking place, or of car crimes such as theft of or from a vehicle, uninsured driving or attempts at 'cash for crash' fraud.”

"Sadly, the criminality of some people has a detrimental effect of the premiums paid by honest motorists in such places."

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12:34pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

This conflicts with the myth that crime is falling.

Obviously the reality is statistics of the hard pressed insurance companies rather than the regurgitated Police statistics that cannot be relied on.

Now that we know, will the police increase their patrols and presence?

No, doubt it, they do not give a monkeys.
This conflicts with the myth that crime is falling. Obviously the reality is statistics of the hard pressed insurance companies rather than the regurgitated Police statistics that cannot be relied on. Now that we know, will the police increase their patrols and presence? No, doubt it, they do not give a monkeys. Villagecranberry
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