Stoke Newington has come top of a list of national burglary hotspots, according to a financial comparison website.
The site looked at 3m quotes for home insurance made over a year and found that 33.6% of applicants living in N16 declared a previous claim for theft. This could mean various things: maybe Stokey residents are more honest and own up to previous incidents, or it shows that people who have had a burglary are more likely to need to switch insurers (bye bye to the no claims discount that made your old policy so cheap) or maybe, indeed, the mung bean capital of North London is thief heaven. It’s all so different from the picture painted by comedian Helen Arney.
Also battling it out with seemingly crime-ridden West Yorkshire for places in the top 20 are Wood Green, Streatham, Woodford Green, Barnet and Mill Hill.