Claims that Brentford is the sixth burgled location in the country are 'utter nonsense', according to a top Hounslow cop.
Supt Simon Phipps insisted the results of a survey, which suggested almost five per cent of the town's homes had made claims for theft or burglary in the past year, were not true.
"I don't know where they are getting this information from," he said. "But I can only suggest if insurers believe that many people are being burgled they speak to their fraud team because it's utter nonsense.
He added: "These figures just do not match our own which in no way indicate Brentford is a burglary hotspot. On a bad day we might get two burglaries but generally it's less than one a day.
"Frankly we have worse problems in Heston and Cranford where we are still seeing regular theft of Asian jewellery. Last week someone lost £50,000 worth."
The survey results were released by insurance comparison site moneysupermarket.com, which named Doncastor and Bristol as the worst affected towns, based on three million home insurance quotes on the website over the last 12 months.
Peter Gerrard, head of insurance research, said: "Unfortunately I'm not surprised to see several London postcodes in the top 20 when it comes to theft and burglary."
But the Met's new crime map shows that in August there were only three burglaries, robberies or vehicle crimes, and just one in the whole of September.