It's safer on 29 February

It’s a quirk of the Roman calendar but now it seems that leap year days are also a quirk of the claims calendar.

Data from Norwich Union shows that 29 February is the safest day of the year in and around your home.

Analysis of 10 years of claims data – including the two leap years in 2000 and 2004 – reveals that the extra day sees 20% fewer claims for theft, fire, water leaks

and accidental damage compared to an average day.

Leap year days also see 20% less car accidents than normal, making it the third safest day of the year on the roads, after Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.