We all worry about the risk of being burgled or mugged, but which cities should we avoid living in to help lower the risk?
We’ve put together a list of the 5 cities with the highest crime rate and it makes for interested reading…
Lambeth is a London borough in south London, England, which forms part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha (“landing place for lambs”) and in 1255 as Lambeth. It currently stands at position 5 and counts for 9.95% of all crimes in London. Anti-social behaviour heads up the most common offence committed with violence against a person a close second.
The London Borough of Camden is a borough of London, England, which forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form part of central London. The local authority is Camden London Borough Council. With its bustling market, and ‘creative’ fashion sense, Camden has always been a lively city in which to live. With anti-social behaviour top of the offences list it can also be a somewhat ‘lively’ area to live in.
Islington, once a neglected inner city spot up until the 1980’s has grown into one of the most sought after postcodes by both residents and visitors alike for its rich, upmarket and thriving culture. With a 10.54% crime-rate (based on the overall % of all crimes in London) & violence against a person being the most common offence committed, it can be, at times, a dangerous place to live.
2) Kensington & Chelsea
Kensington and the Kensington area is in West London , or to be more accurate in the South West Corner of the City Centre of London. This is a very desirable area to live and surrounding and neighbouring areas include Hammersmith Westminster, Brent and Wandsworth in fact Chelsea is now a part of Kensington. Nearly 11% of all crimes committed in London occur in Kensington & Chelsea. Anti-social behaviour is once again the crime with the highest level of re-occurrence with violence against a person a close 2nd.
At the number one spot is Westminster. Westminster makes up a staggering 18% of all crimes committed in London with over 1300 offences of anti-social behaviour recorded in August alone.
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