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Endsleigh survey names Britain's burglary hotspots

by Parm Mann on 26 March 2008, 14:50

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Nottingham named as riskiest place for theft

Insurance provider, Endsleigh, has analysed household theft claims from thousands of its policy holders over the past four years to showcase the top ten safest and riskiest towns and cities for burglaries in the UK.

Though Home Office statistics show that burglary rates across the UK have fallen over the past decade, the Endsleigh report clearly highlights that certain areas are at far greater risk than others.

The report lists Nottingham as the riskiest town or city for theft, with burglary rates 63.3% above the national average. London and Bristol followed as second and third riskiest areas with burglary levels of 50.8% and 50.7% respectively.

The safest area by quite a distance, Guildford, has a burglary percentage of 82% below the national average. The complete results, including listings for riskiest and safest towns and cities for household accidents, are as follows:

Top Ten Riskiest for Theft (percentage above national average)

  1. Nottingham (63.3%)
  2. London (50.8%)
  3. Bristol (50.7%)
  4. Stockport (49.8%)
  5. Leeds (46.3%)
  6. Manchester (46.0%)
  7. Hull (39.4%)
  8. Cambridge (35.6%)
  9. Sheffield (27.6%)
  10. Reading (35.9%)

Top Ten Safest for Theft (percentage below national average)

  1. Guildford (82.0%)
  2. Dundee (55.3%)
  3. Norwich (54.1%)
  4. Swindon (49.4%)
  5. Bath (45.8%)
  6. Aberdeen (45.7%)
  7. Preston (35.7%)
  8. Exeter (34.9%)
  9. Chester (33.6%)
  10. Belfast (33.6%)

Top Ten Riskiest for Household Accidents (percentage above national average):

  1. Bournemouth (55.2%)
  2. Milton Keynes (37.8%)
  3. Newport (37.0%)
  4. Hove (30.1%)
  5. Plymouth (26.5%)
  6. Brighton (19.2%)
  7. Derby (16.8%)
  8. Northampton (16.7%)
  9. Bath (12.9%)
  10. Cheltenham (12.2%)

Top Ten Safest for Household Accidents (percentage below national average)

  1. Manchester (43.4%)
  2. Leeds (40.0%)
  3. York (34.7%)
  4. Newcastle upon Tyne (30.9%)
  5. Guildford (28.2%)
  6. Liverpool 2(8.2%
  7. Belfast (28.1%)
  8. Swindon (25.6%)
  9. Birmingham (24.8%)
  10. Reading (20.9%)

How do you feel about the results? Is your town or city listed as risky, and if so, do you agree? Share your thoughts in the HEXUS forum.



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Doesn't it have the worst record for gun crime too? :o
Top Ten Safest for Theft (percentage below national average)

3. Norwich (54.1%)

Can't really complain :)
Cambridge kinda sucks.


That's a general statement.
dave87
Top Ten Safest for Theft (percentage below national average)

3. Norwich (54.1%)

Can't really complain :)

1. Guildford (82.0%)

:rockon2:
Not surprised to see Stockport listed in number 3. Used to live there right ****hole tbh. Not far from Chester now, which is apparently much safer :rockon2: