Associated Press reported in November 2013 that the theft of gadgets on UK trains are on the increase. iPads, tablets and Kindles are the most popular amongst thieves on the trains. 2013 saw an increase of more than 10% in theft on trains in the UK compared to the year before.
Compared again the to year before laptops and computers stolen on trains decreased by mroe than 20%. Clearly there is now a market for tablets and iPads in the UK. In another report released under the Freedom of Information Act the British Transport Police show that tablet and iPads thefts have increased by at least 10% each year since 2008 when they became popular.
For 2013 the total reports theft for iPads, Kindels and tables reports ot British Transport Police had been a 949 reports of theft with only 2% of items recovered. As stated the total amount of laptops have decreased since 2010 however the total is still very high at more than 1061 laptops stolen of which only 3% could be recovered.
If you have a Kindel, laptop or an iPad then consider taking gadget insurance for these goods as the insurance is separate and does not affect your no-claims bonus on your household insurance. UK insurance companies who do offer this type of insurance outside of mobile phones would be Gadget Cover and Cover Cloud. See more details on this website!