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October 17, 2012

Aviva warns of rising theft on Bonfire Night

by Richard Kilner

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Aviva warns of rising theft on Bonfire Night

Aviva has warned that Bonfire Night is the worst day of the year for burglaries, with 25% more burglaries occurring than on a standard day.

Gold and jewellery are particularly sought after, with a 33% rise in claims for them compared to the September/October average.

Car thefts also spike during Guy Fawkes Night, during which claims increase by 20% compared to the average, with a similar rise (19%) occurring on Halloween.

Aviva’s Director of Claims Rob Townend explained that the long nights and noisy fireworks, coupled with many homes being empty due to parties, provided a perfect environment for thieves.

Townend added that the price of gold and silver had increased by over 100% during the course of the last five years, making the precious metals more sought after than ever.

 

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