L&G warns of increase in burglaries


Malcolm Cooper, director of underwriting at L&G's general insurance business, said: "We firmly believe that there is a correlation between recessions and theft and burglary claims."

He continued: "Although we agree that linking crime stats to recession is not simple, we do believe that we're still to see the full impact of the credit-crunch and expect there to be some impact on theft and burglary claims still to work through.

"We are keeping a very close look-out for any early signs of an

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