New research has revealed the areas in the UK which have the highest and lowest rates of car theft per head.
A total of 42 police forces across England and Wales participated in the study, by Intelligent Car Leasing, which was conducted via freedom of information requests.
Each force told the leasing specialists how many cars had been reported stolen each year between 2003 and 2013. When this data is crossed with local population sizes, a revealing comparable set of results is generated, which ICL has used to draw many interesting comparisons between areas across the country.
The top/bottom 5 areas for car thefts per head can be seen below:
Highest 5 Car Theft Areas Per Head
Lowest 5 Car Theft Areas Per Head
1. City of London
1. Devon and Cornwall
2. Greater Manchester
2. North Yorkshire
3. Metropolitan Police Service
4. Thames Valley
Between 2012 and 2013 the number of reported thefts plummeted which is a very promising sign for British motorists, insurers and the police.
One of the most interesting facts to look at with this data set is how the results measure up between the north and south of England.
There has long been a divide both socially and economically between these regions and so it is interesting to see which has proportionately more car thefts. When filtering down the data for police forces in the north/south of the country it is revealed that the south has 4.89% more car thefts per head.
Article Thanks to Intelligent Car Leasing.
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