Britain’s Most Unsafe Towns, According to Crime Rate

The UK’s crime statistics unveil areas where safety and tranquillity are more of a concern than others. Presenting the 15 most dangerous places to live in the UK:

Cleveland, Yorkshire

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Cleveland, Yorkshire: Tops with a crime rate of 139.6 per 1,000 people, notable for high instances of sexual offences and violence.

West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire: Follows with a crime rate of 132.9 per 1,000 people, with violence and theft among its primary concerns.


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Merseyside: Reports a total crime rate of 120.2 per 1,000 people, standing out for the country’s highest drug crime rate.

Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester: Faces a total crime rate of 128.5 per 1,000 people, with significant issues around sexual violence and theft.

West Midlands

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West Midlands: Exhibits a crime rate of 126.4 per 1,000 people, with notable rates of violence and vehicle crimes.

Barking & Dagenham, London

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Barking & Dagenham: Sees a crime rate of 120.6 per 1,000 people, with violence and theft as chief concerns.

Newham, London

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Newham, London: Has a crime rate of 120.9 per 1,000 people, troubled by high theft rates including shoplifting.

Lambeth, London

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Lambeth, London: Posts a crime rate of 122.2 per 1,000 people, with theft and violent crime as main issues.

Tower Hamlets, London

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Tower Hamlets, London: Records a crime rate of 124.1 per 1,000 people, with rising theft and violent crimes.

Hackney, London

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Hackney, London: Reports a crime rate of 126.3 per 1,000 people, with significant theft, including bicycle thefts, and violent crimes.

Haringey, London

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Haringey, London: Notes a crime rate of 127.3 per 1,000 people, with violent crime and theft leading the statistics.

Islington, London

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Islington, London: Has a crime rate of 129.2 per 1,000 people, with high rates of theft and violent crime.

 Southwark, London

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Southwark London: Faces a crime rate of 129.9 per 1,000 people, with theft constituting a major part of the crime figures.

Hammersmith & Fulham, London

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Hammersmith & Fulham, London: Shows a crime rate of 137.6 per 1,000 people, with theft and violent crime as significant issues.

Camden, London 

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Camden, London: Marks a high with an overall crime rate of 153.7 per 1,000 people, primarily troubled by theft and violent crime.

These figures highlight the pressing need for community and police collaboration to address and mitigate crime, enhancing safety and well-being across the UK’s diverse communities.

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