"West London taking third spot in car theft"
Ilford in Essex has topped a list of car crime hotspots. Motorists in the town were most likely to make a claim on their car insurance for crime over the past 12 months, compared to anywhere else in the UK, according to MoneySupermarket.
Another Essex town, Romford, took second place for those claiming for theft of a vehicle, vandalism to it or theft of contents from it, with West London taking third spot.
Topping the safe list for car crime was the Scottish city of Perth, followed by Shrewsbury and Carlisle, with motorists in these areas least likely to have made a claim on their insurance.
Among the claims recorded, the most common type was theft of vehicle, accounting for 52%, followed by vandalism damage (41%), and theft of contents (7%).
Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: "No matter where you live or where you drive, there is always a chance you become a victim of car theft and vandalism, so motorists should take precautions when it comes to security.
"Ideally, try to park in a driveway or garage if you can. This is obviously not always possible, so if you're parking on the street, look for busier roads with a good amount of lighting and more passing traffic.
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