Bexley sees the greatest rise in residential burglaries around Christmas in south London, figures have revealed.

Data has been collected on the percentage increases of home burglaries committed between November and January compared to the rest of the year in the capital.

ValuePenguin, which conducted the research, collected data from the Met Police’s crime data dashboard for residential burglaries throughout London between April 2010 and October 2017 by borough.

Kingston is second, with Merton and Bromley tied in third, followed by Sutton and Lewisham.

Southwark is last, and Lambeth, Wandsworth, Greenwich and Richmond make up the bottom five.

While Bexley is ranked among the top three in the capital (38 per cent) for percentage increase in residential burglaries - with only Harrow (43) and Redbridge (52) having had more - the borough is still second lowest overall for burglary rate, recording four burglaries per 10,000 residents.

There are with seven other south London boroughs in the top ten for percentage increase: Sutton, Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth, Greenwich and Southwark.

According to ValuePenguin, home burglaries have surged 23 per cent across London in the last seven years.

This is the full table of burglary percentage increases in south London within the last seven years:

1. Bexley (38)

2. Kingston (35)

3. Bromley (31)

4. Merton (31)

5. Sutton (26)

6. Lewisham (25)

7. Croydon (21)

8. Richmond (18)

9. Greenwich (17)

10. Wandsworth (12)

11. Lambeth (nine)

12. Southwark (seven)

To see the fully study, click here.