Yorkshire is known to hold many titles, with a number of our towns and cities being known for some brilliant things. Just take Harrogate, for example, which was named one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Some titles, however, aren’t worth calling home about – and this one is one of them.
Ranking in list by Choose My Car, two of our cities have been named the worst cities in the UK for car theft, with the data being obtained from police constabularies across the UK. While the Midlands comes away as the worst region overall, Yorkshire sits pretty close behind with both Bradford and Hull ranking in the top 10.
The chart shows exactly how many vehicle related crimes took place from April 2018-April 2019, showing the total number of crimes per 1,000 vehicles as the ranking factor. The figures show that per 1,000 vehicle, 27.59 crimes took place in Bradford, with 22.13 taking place in Hull. It also shows that Manchester leads the chart with the most crimes per 1,000 vehicle – topping the figures with 50.66 crimes. Best not leave your car in Manchester!
Other statistics in the research show that crimes that involved theft from a vehicle rather than of a vehicle were more popular in both Hull and Bradford, and that during the time period Bradford recorded 6,487 car-related crimes, and Hull 2,616.
The city with the least amount of car-related crimes was Luton, with Plymouth, Belfast, and Stoke-on-Trent sitting closely behind as prime examples of people who don’t fancy pinching other peoples stuff. Leeds also ranked somewhere in the bottom 10, so at least somewhere in Yorkshire is doing something right.
The full study is available to check out here.