A study by price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com has revealed Walthamstow is one of the UK's burglary hotspots

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: WALTHAMSTOW: E17 is one of the UK's burglary hotspots WALTHAMSTOW: E17 is one of the UK's burglary hotspots

WALTHAMSTOW is a burglary hotspot, according to research by a price comparison website.

Moneysupermarket.com has compiled a list of the top 20 postcode areas in the UK where people have made home insurance claims for burglary and Walthamstow is 16th on the list.

According to the research, 24 out of 1,000 households in the E17 area have filed claims for burglary.

The research's findings come days after Waltham Forest council leader Chris Robbins called for more police officers for the borough, saying it is 120 officers short of what it needs to combat crime more effectively.

Met figures show there were 3,376 reported burglaries in Waltham Forest as a whole in the 12 months to July, an increase of six per cent on the previous year.

Three postcodes in the East Midlands, in Arnold and West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire, and an area of Leicester were the top three hotspots.

Other areas of London in the list include Battersea, Croydon, Forest Hill (in south-east London) and Fulham.

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8:52am Fri 14 Aug 09

NO BS HERE says...

hardly surprising is it


however there are plenty of places near to E17 that are just as p*ss poor
hardly surprising is it however there are plenty of places near to E17 that are just as p*ss poor NO BS HERE

9:48am Fri 14 Aug 09

solidmoonwolf says...

Or it could be that there are more people making false claims, and not actually being burgled.
Or it could be that there are more people making false claims, and not actually being burgled. solidmoonwolf

10:29am Fri 14 Aug 09

Sigi from Walthamstow says...

we can do a lot to prevent burglary:
see the website for the Metropolitan Police - about crime prevention -burglary
The link is:
http://www.met.polic
e.uk/crimeprevention
/burglary.htm

You can also set up your own neighbourhood watch group. To do that get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team. you'll find contact details for them here:

http://www.met.polic
e.uk/saferneighbourh
oods/

Maybe the Walthamstow Guardian could run an article how to do prevent burglary in E17?
Have an interview with the crime prevention officer! Give your readers some hands on advice.
It's easy to do, and there is tons of material out there.
Don't be afraid - simply get active.
we can do a lot to prevent burglary: see the website for the Metropolitan Police - about crime prevention -burglary The link is: http://www.met.polic e.uk/crimeprevention /burglary.htm You can also set up your own neighbourhood watch group. To do that get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team. you'll find contact details for them here: http://www.met.polic e.uk/saferneighbourh oods/ Maybe the Walthamstow Guardian could run an article how to do prevent burglary in E17? Have an interview with the crime prevention officer! Give your readers some hands on advice. It's easy to do, and there is tons of material out there. Don't be afraid - simply get active. Sigi from Walthamstow

12:49pm Fri 14 Aug 09

Techno2 says...

We do find ourselves in interesting statistical company. The list, also quoted in an article in the Insurance Times discussing calls for underwriters to stop issuing 'blanket' coverage to this area, ranks "Percentage of households affected by burglary":

E17 Walthamstow London 0.24%
BS7 Bristol Avon 0.24%
SW6 Fulham London 0.24%
SE23 Forest Hill London 0.24%
SL6 Maidenhead Berkshire 0.24%

What is not clear is which figures provided the base number of households in the borough. People will be aware locally that many houses have been converted into smaller residential units since the last census and the number of households as well as the population itself is probably significantly greater than official statistics indicate. (Simply ask any primary school head what that means in terms of pressures on their schools which were apparently unplanned for as a result of reliance on out of date stats.) The stats quoted are based on claims on insurance policies, and of course, there are many households in Walthamstow which are not covered by theft insurance at all - either because the owners do not feel the need until it is too late or because they can't afford it. They would not be counted in these figures.

If the rate of under-recording of households in Walthamstow is greater than in places like Fulham and Bristol then these figures would have to be adjusted to reflect that, and Walthamsow might drop down the table, but if there are proportionately more households without insurance to claim on at all, then this would push Walthamstow back up it.

The Met figures showing there were 3,376 reported burglaries in Waltham Forest (up 6%) are concerning, and do tend to support Councillor Robbins claims we are under-policed. The figure I would love to see but which the Met does not tell us so readily is the arrest rate of burglars for this borough, ie, what they are doing about above average levels of crime.
We do find ourselves in interesting statistical company. The list, also quoted in an article in the Insurance Times discussing calls for underwriters to stop issuing 'blanket' coverage to this area, ranks "Percentage of households affected by burglary": E17 Walthamstow London 0.24% BS7 Bristol Avon 0.24% SW6 Fulham London 0.24% SE23 Forest Hill London 0.24% SL6 Maidenhead Berkshire 0.24% What is not clear is which figures provided the base number of households in the borough. People will be aware locally that many houses have been converted into smaller residential units since the last census and the number of households as well as the population itself is probably significantly greater than official statistics indicate. (Simply ask any primary school head what that means in terms of pressures on their schools which were apparently unplanned for as a result of reliance on out of date stats.) The stats quoted are based on claims on insurance policies, and of course, there are many households in Walthamstow which are not covered by theft insurance at all - either because the owners do not feel the need until it is too late or because they can't afford it. They would not be counted in these figures. If the rate of under-recording of households in Walthamstow is greater than in places like Fulham and Bristol then these figures would have to be adjusted to reflect that, and Walthamsow might drop down the table, but if there are proportionately more households without insurance to claim on at all, then this would push Walthamstow back up it. The Met figures showing there were 3,376 reported burglaries in Waltham Forest (up 6%) are concerning, and do tend to support Councillor Robbins claims we are under-policed. The figure I would love to see but which the Met does not tell us so readily is the arrest rate of burglars for this borough, ie, what they are doing about above average levels of crime. Techno2

5:04pm Fri 14 Aug 09

styler29 says...

Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it >
Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it > styler29

7:35pm Fri 14 Aug 09

spacefan09 says...

styler29 wrote:
Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it >
your grammars ok.but it says top 20 not top 10
[quote][p][bold]styler29[/bold] wrote: Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it >[/p][/quote]your grammars ok.but it says top 20 not top 10 spacefan09

9:21pm Fri 14 Aug 09

The Stowaway says...

styler29 wrote:
Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it >
It was far more imformative than the original article.
[quote][p][bold]styler29[/bold] wrote: Before i even looked at the results of the survey i knew 100% that walthamstow would be within the top ten.people have to stop and take notice as in previous posts the area is over run with drugs ,guns and gangs ie the beaumont crew ,barrier boys, the ching hall , but in this same week the police commision said we already have enough police in the area this was denied by walthamforest police !!!!! .my family have lived here there lives the moment i can move im gone . ps i know my grammer is poor i dont need correcting on it >[/p][/quote]It was far more imformative than the original article. The Stowaway

2:33pm Mon 17 Aug 09

Walthamster says...

Styler makes a good point there. Any comment from the authorities about their reassurance, last week, told we've got enough police in the borough?
Styler makes a good point there. Any comment from the authorities about their reassurance, last week, told we've got enough police in the borough? Walthamster

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