Britain’s ‘most dangerous’ area revealed as new stats uncover UK crime hotspots

The UK’s most dangerous place has been revealed as being Cleveland, according to government data.

New analysis has narrowed down the north-east county as being the crime capital of Britain.

It replaces West Yorkshire as the most dangerous area, which itself has dropped to second, followed by South Yorkshire.

Data published by The Sun has painted a stark picture of crime figures across the UK.

Cleveland, which houses towns like Middlesborough and Hartlepool, has a shockingly high crime rate.

In fact the top ten crime hotspots dominate the north of England, with West and South Yorkshire along with Durham and Humberside making the to five.

The top-ten black list, according to The Sun, is: Cleveland, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Durham, Humberside, Kent, Greater Manchester, London, Lancashire, and Northumbria.

However, North Yorkshire is statistically the safest place to live in Britain – with low levels of violent offending and burglary in the region.

Also sitting happily as the safest regions are Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed Powys and Wiltshire.

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The tables are curated through analysis of Home Office figures which break down offences per head of population, looking at five victim based crimes like robberies and assaults.

Home Office figures show that crime has dropped 5% in the last year, in the month between June 2019 and June 2020.

And knife crime in England and Wales rose to record highs during last, according to figures.

There were 46,265 offences in the 12 months to the end of March this year, up 6% from the previous year.

The figures, which do not include Greater Manchester Police, were partly driven by a 7% rise in London.

Meanwhile this year, offences predictably decreased during the spring, with thefts plummeting by 15% during lockdown.

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