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Top 20 Car Theft UK Hotspots

New research has revealed the top 20 postcodes for car crime, including where most cars were stolen and where most were broken into last year.

A young car thiefCar crime hotspots: Is your postcode in or near a car crime hotspot?

The report from insurance firm Admiral looked at statistics from 2m UK motorists to see which postcode areas are crime hotspots.

The top 20 lists for both types of crime include a mix of urban and rural districts, upmarket and working class neighbourhoods, which suggests that there is no typical area where car criminals tend to work.

Living in a postcode are that has a high volume of car insurance claims will bring up the cost of your premium.

The research also revealed that a large number of postcode areas actually had no cars registered stolen or broken into last year.

In terms for cars being stolen, the number one spot is a surprise: a rural Scottish postcode of AB34 in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire is a magnet for car thefts.

Completing the top three are B94 (Solihull, West Midlands) and CH64 (Neston, Cheshire).

However, it is worth noting that this data is based on where the policyholder lives, not where the actual crime took place.

 CAR THEFT HOTSPOTS
1st AB34 Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
2nd B94 Solihull, West Midlands
3rd CH64 Neston, Cheshire
4th M9 Blackley, Manchester
5th L10 Fazakerley, Liverpool
6th ML12 Biggar, Lanarkshire
7th S3 Sheffield
8th NE36 East Boldon, South Tyneside
9th SW1W Chelsea, London
10th CW4 Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
11th B17 Harborne, Birmingham
12th BD4 Bradford
13th B73 Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
14th B38 Kings Norton, Birmingham
15th IG7 Chigwell, Essex
16th M13 Longsight, Manchester
17th L6 Liverpool
18th HX6 Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire
19th BS26 Axbridge, Somerset
20th E6 East Ham, London

Source: Admiral

For cars being broken into, the top spot goes to wealthy Belgravia, SW1X in London.
Completing the top three are Newcastle city centre N1, and rural Axbridge, BS26, in Somerset.

CAR BROKEN INTO HOTSPOTS

 

1st SW1X Belgravia, London
2nd NE1 Newcastle city central
3rd BS26 Axbridge, Somerset
4th PE25 Skegness, Lincolnshire
5th LS2 Leeds city centre
6th BL6 Horwich, Bolton
7th B10 Small Heath, Birmingham
8th S63 Wath on Dearne,South Yorkshire
9th HX1 Halifax town centre
10th N10 Muswell Hill, London
11th N4 Finsbury Park, London
12th W14 West Kensington, London
13th DY7 Kinver, Staffordshire
14th BD18 Shipley, West Yorkshire
15th DY6 Kingswinford, West Midlands
16th EH1 Edinburgh Old Town
17th NP7 Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
18th G1 Glasgow city centre
19th SW8 Vauxhall, London
20th HU6 Hull

Source: Admiral

Sue Longthorn said: ‘It’s clear from our statistics there is no stereotypical part of the country where you are more likely to be a victim of car crime.

‘You might consider it’s motorists who live in the less salubrious parts of our major cities who are most likely to have their car stolen or broken into, but that’s just not the case.

‘Car criminals are opportunists and will break into any car that’s an easy option.

‘Our advice would be, no matter where you live, help yourself not to be a victim of car crime by always securing your car, parking in a well lit place and never leaving anything on show, no matter what its value.’

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