Safest place to own a car

By Lewis on 14th December 2018 - View Comments

Did you know that Birmingham reported a colossal 100 vehicle crimes in July 2018 alone? What’s worse is that 11% of those happened by a nearby children’s hospital.

Using national data, insurance comparison experts have pulled together a comprehensive map highlighting the safest and most dangerous regions in the UK to own a car. The piece ranks all 45 UK regions from best to worst according to accidents and vehicle offences.

Top 10 best places to own a car in the UK (by police force):

  1. North Wales
  2. Dyfed – Powys
  3. Norfolk
  4. Gwent
  5. Cheshire
  6. Devon and Cornwall
  7. West Mercia
  8. North Yorkshire
  9. Staffordshire
  10. Cumbria


Top 10 worst places to own a car in the UK (by police force):

  1. City of London
  2. Police Scotland
  3. Metropolitan Police (London)
  4. West Midlands
  5. Bedfordshire
  6. Warwickshire
  7. South Yorkshire
  8. West Yorkshire
  9. Greater Manchester
  10. Cambridgeshire Comment

“Our research into accident and vehicle offences in the UK is shocking to say the least,” said Greg Wilson, Founder of We found that Birmingham is a hotspot for vehicle crimes with the city reporting 100 vehicle crimes in July 2018 alone, and 11% of these incidents were near a children’s hospital.”

“Car theft rates are also particularly high at Manchester Airport, where the vehicles are left unattended for long periods of time, with 74 incidents in July. “This just goes to show how vital it is to safeguard your vehicle and have the right level of insurance in place to save any potential heartache and financial strain in the future.”

Additionally, have revealed some top tips to avoid car theft, such as: Turning your car wheels into the curb, keeping your valuables out of sight and installing an anti-theft system.

If you want to read further you can access the full piece here.

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