Which? report reveals the highest crime areas in the UK
09 Feb 2018 by Claire Vickery in Latest News Ring
Highest UK crime hotspots revealed
There’s been a worrying Which? report this week, which reveals the highest crime areas in the UK and it may surprise you where they are.
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The highs and lows
Guildford (GU3) has risen to the top of the rankings, with a rate of 52.3 claims per 1,000 quotes, despite not appearing at all in last year’s top 20. Cambridge (CB5) came in second – a sharp increase from last year’s 12th place – with a rate of 51.4 claims per 1,000 quotes. Manchester (M21), Leeds (LS5) and Birmingham (B15) were also among the hardest hit, coming in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
At the other end of the scale, Bideford in North Devon (EX39) has the lowest rate of burglary claims, with only 0.78 claims per 1,000 quotes. Other areas with low rates of home intruders include the Murton area in County Durham (SR7) with a rate of 1.09 per 1,000 quotes, and Tiverton (EX16), the second area in Devon to feature in the lowest five. There are a further 101 postal districts with no recorded burglary claims.
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Read the full article here: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/02/mapped-the-uks-home-burglary-hotspots/
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