Vandalism claims costs up 40%
The average vandalism claim value has risen by more than 40% in the last five years, with a car insurance claim for vandalism made every 22 minutes in the UK.
Analysis by Churchill of claims data has revealed that cosmetic damage (15%) is the most frequent type of vehicular vandalism. This is followed by front bumper damage (12%) and front door (12%) damage.
Police data revealed last autumn found the number of vehicles vandalised in England and Wales had gone up by 10% in the last three years.
Steve Barrett, head of car insurance at Churchill, said: “While not all cases will result in a conviction, we strongly advise victims report vandalism to the police, even if the damage is only minor.”