New data has revealed the postcodes in Paisley’s surrounding area which are most likely to suffer from burglaries in 2019.

The data created by MoneySuperMarket took into consideration over 2.5 million home insurance quotes nationwide and revealed that a Paisley postcode didn’t appear in the hotspots list until over number 1000 overall in the UK

The comparison site has taken a look at the burglary hotspots which exist in the surrounding area and has revealed the ten postcodes which are most likely to be affected by burglary.


UK Rank Postal Area Code Postal Area Rate per ‘000
179 G61 Bearsden 27.61
295 G12 West End, Cleveden, Dowanhill, Hillhead, 24.04
406 G77 Newton Mearns 21.47
462 G41 Pollokshields, Shawlands 20.49
490 G43 Mansewood, Newlands, Pollokshaws 20.12
503 G3 Anderston, Finnieston, Garnethill, Park, 19.88
528 G51 Govan, Ibrox 19.47
531 G76 Busby, Clarkston, Eaglesham, 19.45
568 G4 Calton, Cowcaddens, Drygate, Kelvinbridge, 18.80
587 G13 Anniesland, Knightswood, Yoker 18.60


So how did Paisley match up to the surrounding area?


UK Rank Postal Area Code Postal Area Rate per ‘000
1,339 PA1 Paisley (Central, East and Northeast) 10.12
1,665 PA2 Paisley (South) 7.51
2,130 PA3 Paisley (Northwest), Linwood 2.92




As you can see above, very well! Not one postcode appeared in the top 1000 for most likely postcodes to be burgled and Paisley Northwest actually finished in position 2130 out of 2339, making it one of the most unlikely postcodes in the UK to be affected by burglary!

Emma Garland, data scientist at MoneySuperMarket, commented on the statistics: “Over the past 12 months, burglars have mostly been targeting suburbs and urban areas, with the safest areas dominated by smaller towns and villages.

“Anyone that has ever been burgled will tell you that the cost goes beyond the value of the items stolen, from the psychological impact of your home being violated to the difficulty of replacing things with sentimental value.

If you take precautions – such as fitting new door and window locks, installing bar windows where necessary and using security cameras – you can reduce both your contents insurance and your anxiety about getting burgled. Looking for the best deal possible at every renewal will also help keep premiums low.”

You can take a look at how your accommodations burglary rate looks like here –


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