Aviva has warned that Bonfire Night is the worst day of the year for burglaries, with 25% more burglaries occurring than on a standard day.
Gold and jewellery are particularly sought after, with a 33% rise in claims for them compared to the September/October average.
Car thefts also spike during Guy Fawkes Night, during which claims increase by 20% compared to the average, with a similar rise (19%) occurring on Halloween.
Aviva’s Director of Claims Rob Townend explained that the long nights and noisy fireworks, coupled with many homes being empty due to parties, provided a perfect environment for thieves.
Townend added that the price of gold and silver had increased by over 100% during the course of the last five years, making the precious metals more sought after than ever.