Axa index shows increase in rate of business crime claims

The latest findings from the Axa Business Crime Index have shown a 20% increase on last year in the number of crime-related insurance claims made by companies in 2006.

The index, based on Axa's own data, revealed that business crime claims increased by 6% in the last quarter of 2006, and that the number of claims for violent and forced entries more than doubled. The index also revealed that arson claims soared by 20% and, although arson only represents around 1% of claims by volume, it accoun

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