The ‘most dangerous’ parts of the UK have been revealed in a new data set.
The study conducted by Confused.comanalyzed police numbers across the country – specifically burglary rates between 2017 and 2021.
Four London boroughs make the top 10, followed by the second and third largest English cities outside the capital – Manchester and Birmingham.
In fact, all 10 are in England.
In order of importance they are: Middlesbrough, Manchester, Doncaster, Hackney, Kensington and Chelsea, Bolton, Haringey, Birmingham, Stockport and Hammersmith and Fulham.
However, burglary rates across the country are falling every year.
Middlesbrough has seen a 28.6% drop since 2017.
And in Manchester a 35.9% drop over the same period, followed by Doncaster (26%), Hackney (6%), Kensington and Chelsea (25%), Bolton (30.7%), Haringey (9%), Birmingham (20%). ), Stockport (37%) and Hammersmith and Fulham (19.5%).
Top 10 places for burglaries in the UK
Mittelbrough 7.86 (2021), 8.61 (2020), 9.43 (2019), 9.78 (2018), 11.01 (2017)
Manchester 7.11 (2021), – (2020), – (2019), 11.09 (2018), 11.1 (2017)
doncaster 6.96 (2021), 7.87 (2020), 9.35 (2019), 8.02 (2018), 8.77 (2017)
Hackney 6.93 (2021), 7.18 (2020), 8.86 (2019), 9.25 (2018), 7.39 (2017)
Kensington and Chelsea 6.60 (2021), 7.59 (2020), 9.06 (2019), 8.21 (2018), 8.8 (2017)
Bolton 6.57 (2021), – (2020), – (2019), 7.3 (2018), 8.59 (2017)
Haringey 6.54 (2021), 6.14 (2020), 7.95 (2019), 9.98 (2018), 7.14 (2017)
Birmingham 6.20 (2021), 6.13 (2020), 7.3 (2019), 8.47 (2018), 7.77 (2017)
Stock port 6.10 (2021), – (2020), – (2019), 7.69 (2018), 9.7 (2017)
Hammersmith and Fulham 6.00 (2021), 5.81 (2020), 7.17 (2019), 7.74 (2018), 7.46 (2017)
On the other hand, East Dunbartonshire proved the safest to live in, with just 0.44 burglaries per 1,000 residents last year – down from 1.73 in 2017.
That’s a four-year average rate decline of 26.94% per year.
It’s the second largest average annual decrease in reported burglaries in the study, after Folkestone and Hythe (27.52%).
East Dunbartonshire was followed by four other Scottish regions to round out the top five – Highland (0.47 burglaries per 1,000 people), Aberdeenshire (0.50), Stirling (0.56) and Argyll and Bute (0.58).
The South West has the safest houses in England.
Out of the 10 safest houses in the UK overall, four are from the South West of England.
Residents of South Devon and Dartmoor have the safest homes in England, with 0.60 burglaries per 1,000 residents.
This is a 4.76% drop from East and Mid Devon (0.63), England’s second safest region.
With just 0.76 burglaries per 1,000, North Devon is the third safest region in England – ninth in the UK overall.
With just 3.95% ahead of North Devon, Cornwall follows with just 0.79 burglaries per 1,000 inhabitants in 2021.
This means that Cornish residents are the 10th safest place to live in the UK, tied with West Lothian.
Powys and Pembrokeshire have the lowest burglary rates in Wales.
Powys and Pembrokeshire are the safest Welsh regions to live in, with 1.59 burglaries per 1,000 people in 2021.
Pembrokeshire had the third lowest number of burglaries in Wales overall, with 202 thefts in 2021.
Burglary rates in the region have also fallen by an average of 4.96% per year since 2017.
Powys saw just 212 burglaries last year, a staggering 41.27% drop compared to neighboring Wrexham (316).
The burglary rate in Powys has fallen by an average of 1.43% per year since 2017, 0.91% more than in Newport (down 0.52%).
Mid Ulster residents live in the safest region of Northern Ireland.
Mid Ulster emerged as Northern Ireland’s safest region to live in with 0.93 burglaries per 1,000 population in 2021.
The region experienced the third lowest number of burglaries in Northern Ireland with 138 thefts last year.
Only Mid and East Antrim (134 thefts) and Fermanagh and Omagh (118 thefts) recorded fewer.
Jessica Willock, home insurance expert at Confused.com, said: “Although burglary rates seem to be falling every year, making sure your home is safe is still just as important.
“Security cameras and burglar alarms are not only a great deterrent to potential thieves, but they could also lower your home insurance prices if you have them.
“Our guide to protecting your home from burglars outlines some of the most effective ways to protect your home.
“This includes some simple changes, like investing in smart home security.
“Nowadays, technology has advanced to give us cheap, easy-to-install smart home devices like doorbells and automatic lights.
“It lets you know who’s outside without having to go near the door.”
Complete list from highest to lowest
Kensington and Chelsea
Hammersmith and Fulham
Kingston upon Hull, city
Redcar and Cleveland
Barking and Dagenham
Richmond upon Thames
Southend on Sea
Newcastle upon Tyne
Blackburn with Darwen
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Stoke on Trent
Kingston upon Thames
Dartford and Gravesham
Telford and Wrekin
Newark and Sherwood
Epsom and Ewell
East Riding of Yorkshire
Bath and North East Somerset
Tonbridge and Malling
Barrow in Furness
Nuneaton and Bedworth
Windsor and Maidenhead
Oadby and Wigston
North East Derbyshire
Brighton and Hove
North West Leicestershire
Folkestone and Hythe
City of York
Reigate and Banstead
Newcastle under Lyme
Cheshire West and Chester
Antrim & Newtown Abbey
Hinckley and Bosworth
Valley of the White Horse
Daventry and South Northamptonshire
morning & below
Lisburn and Castlereagh City
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Derry City and Strabane
Isle of Wight
City of Armagh
Banbridge & Craigavon
Dumfries & Galloway
Isle of Anglesey
Forest of the Dean
Causeway Coast & Glens
Fermanagh & Omagh
Middle and East Antrim
Ards & North Down
Perth & Kinross
Moray East and Mid Devon
South Devon and Dartmoor
Argyll & Bute
Isles of Scilly
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