HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE CLAIMS AND PAYOUT FOR LIGHTNING LOSSES, 2006-2010
            Percent change
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2006-2010 2009-2010
Number of paid claims 256,000 177,100 246,200 185,789 213,278 -16.7% 14.8%
Insured losses ($ millions) $882.2 $942.4 $1,065.5 $798.0 $1,033.5 17.2 29.5
Average cost per claim $3,446 $5,321 $4,329 $4,296 $4,846 40.6% 12.8%

Source: Insurance Information Institute.