Essex tops the list for the most robberies in East England with a 47 per cent increase in mobile phone theft during 2022 according to mobile and gadget insurance provider Pier Insurance Managed Services under its trading name loveit coverit,
The company analysed data collected by the Essex Police. It revealed last year 597 mobile phones were reported stolen by the Essex police. About 40 per cent of robberies reported in Essex during 2022 involved a mobile phone and there was a 47 per cent increase in mobile theft from two years ago.
Essex reported 873 more robberies than Hertfordshire and 1,136 more than Suffolk. The county had the most robberies in East England, with 1,440 out of 3,920 cases coming from Essex. The second-highest region was Cambridgeshire, with 638 robberies.