The cost of replacing items stolen or lost has gone up. In a 2018 Crime Survey for England and Wales
19% people surveyed had items stolen valued between £500 and £999. This is mainly because we're taking more with us when we leave the house.
In addition to the usual money and keys, we're likely to have a mobile phone, a watch, jewellery and maybe a laptop or tablet. These can add up to thousands of pounds. And if the rest of your family are also taking expensive items out of the house each day too, there's a very real possibility of shelling out hundreds of pounds on damaged, lost or stolen items.
So, what's the answer? Apart from making sure you safeguard your possessions when you travel, you can take out insurance that covers your personal belongings when you're away from home.