Recent research has revealed the UK’s most troublesome neighbourhoods for burglary. In an analysis of 3 million insurance quotes issued in 2011, industry figures reveal that London and West Yorkshire are the UK’s most burglarised postcodes.

The study analysed home insurance renewals looking for previous claims for burglary or theft from home or garden. Households in the N16 and BD10 postcodes declared 33.6 and 33.1 insurance claims per 1,000 quotes. More generally, London, Leeds and Bradford appear to be the burglar’s choice.

By contrast, postcodes in Eastbourne, Peterlee and Ryde came bottom of the list as the least burgled neighbourhoods in the UK. Here’s the full list:

Top 10 districts most likely to disclose a home insurance claim

1. N16 – Stoke Newington, London, 33.6 per 1,000 inquiries

2. BD10 – Apperley Bridge, Bradford, 31.7

3. B71 – West Bromwich, West Midlands, 31.7

4. N22 – Wood Green, London, 30.3

5. LS13 – Bramley, Rodley, Swinnow, Leeds, 30

6. LS15 – Austhorpe, Barwick-in-Elmet, Colton, Cross Gates, Halton, Halton Moor, Scholes, Whitkirk, Leeds, 28.

7. BD18 – Saltaire, Shipley, Windhill, Wrose, Bradford, 28.6

8. LS7 – Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Little London, Meanwood, Potternewton, Sheepscar, Leeds, 27.4

9. DN2 – Intake, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills, Doncaster, 27.3

10. SW16 – Streatham, London, 27.2