In the latest crime stats for YE Jan 2020, despite the move to Internet shopping and the supposed 'ghostification' of our town centres they still remain crime hotspots. Perhaps due to the wide diversity of crimes recorded from antisocial behaviour to shoplifting and vehicle damage.
Do you live in a crime hotspot?
The "safest" places to live in England & Wales are:
Brecon Beacons (LD), Harrogate (HG), Hereford (HR), Dorset (DT), Wigan (WN), Salisbury (SP), Sutton(SM), Halifax (HX), Bolton (BL) and surprisingly the City of London (EC).
Crime hotspots are:
SE1, CR0, E1, N1, BN1, PR1, FY1, NW1, NG1, NW10.