Major Insurance Companies express growing concern
The cost of Garden Crime...From the people who really know - the insurers!
1.1 Britons are now spending over £4 billion a year on garden furniture, tools, plants and other garden items.
1.2 Garden Theft is costing approx £4 million per year to replace stolen property.
1.3 Claims of over 1 million garden thefts per annum are not exaggerated. (courtesy of Horticultural Trades Association).
2 Lloyds TSB (courtesy of Jo Thornhill, Mail on Sunday)
2.1 Total value of equipment and plants kept in our gardens could well exceed £15 billion.
2.2 Lloyds says it processes about 5,000 claims a year with an average loss of £730.
The cost to You!
1.1 "Average garden shed contents worth £888. (M&S Money)
1.2 "Average garden contains +£700 worth of plants, trees & shrubs" (M&S Money)
1.3 "25% of Brits. have been the victims of outdoor theft" (Gocompare)
1.4 "Average garden contains £1040 worth of outdoor furniture, BBQ's, tools & play equipment" (Gocompare)
Irrespective of the detailed stats. the message is loud & clear:-
GARDEN CRIME IS SOARING! MAKE SURE YOU ARE ADEQUATELY COVERED