Doncaster postcode named as national burglary hotspot

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

A Doncaster postcode has been named as a national burglary hotspot, according to new research.

The Burglary Claims Tracker has revealed that the DN2 postcode, which includes the Intake, Wheatley and Wheatley Hills areas, had the fourth highest rate of burglaries in the country last year.

The data is part of an annual list of the country’s 20 burglary hotspots released annually by the MoneySuperMarket, based on where the highest number of burglary insurance claims are made each year.

Mark Castle, chief executive of the charity Victim Support, said: “As a charity that supports thousands of burglary victims each year, we know how devastating an impact this crime can have and we are here to help.

“Victims tell us that they suffer far more than material loss when their home is burgled - the psychological impact of this crime can be drastic, long-lasting and different for everyone.”

The 10 postcodes named in the research as having the highest rates of burglary insurance claims are:

1. RM8 - Dagenham, Becontree, Becontree Heath, in Greater London

2. IG2 - Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Alborough Hatch, in Greater London

3. M21 - Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor, in Manchester

4. DN2 - Intake, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills, in South Yorkshire

5. E18 - Woodford and South Woodford, in London

6. RM11 - Hornchurch, Emerson Park, Ardleigh Green, in Greater London

7. TW11 - Teddington, Fulwell, Bushy Park, in Greater London

8. BD2 - Eccleshill, Five Lane Ends, parts of Undercliffe, Fagley, Wrose, Bolton Woods, Poplars Farm, Swain House, Ashbourne, in West Yorkshire

9. EN4 - Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, East Barnet, New Barnet, in Greater London

10. IG3 - Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Hainault, Chignell, in Greater London