Burglaries Rise on Friday the 13th

Friday, 13 September 2013

The curse of Friday the 13th is still alive and well, at least according to the figures from our latest study.

After taking a closer look at home insurance claims made throughout 2012, the team here at swiftcover.com discovered that there was an astonishing average rise of 36% in the number of burglaries falling on a “Friday the 13th” when compared to other Fridays in the year.

What’s more, the cost of these particularly unlucky thefts was also higher than usual, totalling an average of £2,808.65 per burglary over the three Friday the 13th’s in 2012. This compares to an average cost of £2,427.48 for the rest of the year.

Amanda Edwards at swiftcover.com, commented: “When someone suggested that we look at whether claims might rise on Friday the 13th, we saw it as a chance to put an old superstition to bed, so you can imagine our surprise when parts of our data supported, rather than dismissed, the phenomenon."

Whether these unusual figures are the result of a pagan curse or simply a case of coincidence is up for debate, but the stats speak for themselves!

News Home

Need Home Insurance?

Swiftcover has made it easy to buy home insurance. Get a quote now and only pay for the cover you really need!
Find out more about home insurance

Swiftcover and swiftcover.com are both trading names of AXA Insurance UK plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority