HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE CLAIMS AND PAYOUT FOR LIGHTNING LOSSES, 2005-2009
   2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Percent change 2005-2009
Number of paid claims 265,700 256,000 177,100 246,200 185,789 -30.1%
Insured losses
($ millions)
$819.6 $882.2 $942.4 $1,065.5 $798.2 -2.6
Average cost per claim $3,084 $3,446 $5,321 $4,329 $4,296 39.3

Source: Insurance Information Institute.