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Burglary and theft are the most common everyday crimes

Publicerad: 2022-09-21 Nästa publiceringsdatum: 2023-09-21

Burglary and theft in businesses and homes – together with vehicle theft, bicycle theft, robbery, and assault – are called everyday crime. These are quite common crimes that relatively many people may encounter.

In 2020 over 119,000 claims arose caused by everyday crime in households and businesses. The most common everyday crimes were burglary and theft, with more than 50,000 claims concerning houses, more than 7,000 businesses, 2,600 holiday homes and 1000 boats. In addition, 51,800 bicycle thefts and 7,000 robberies and assaults also occurred.

For claims arising from everyday crime in households and businesses the insurance companies paid out a total of almost SEK 1.3 billion in 2020. Over 40 percent of the total amount (SEK 537 million) was paid out for burglary and theft in dwellings. Furthermore, 26 per cent of the total amount was paid out for burglary and theft in businesses. However, in terms of claims proportion, these constituted a smaller percentage, just under 6 per cent.

As regards vehicle theft insurance statistics are reported with a further lag of one year compared with other everyday crimes. In 2019 there were just over 33,000 claims associated with vehicle theft, covering theft both of and from vehicles. The total amount paid for these claims was almost SEK 912 million.