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Klendathu

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Bad News For Anyone in Doncaster
« on: Apr 05, 2009, 15:16 »
Taken from the MSN Site, check out umber 4 on the second list  :shock:


Researching risk
Virgin's researchers rated the major towns and cities in England and Wales to find out where homes are safest based on risks of criminal damage, burglary and flooding.

The study also took into account the level of protection offered by Neighbourhood Watch schemes in each area and the number of local police officers.

Findings were based on data from a variety of sources, including the Office of National Statistics, the Home Office, the Environment Agency and the Association of Police Authorities.

Eeach area surveyed was assigned a total score which took into account the types of risk identified by Virgin. The lower the score, the safer the area was deemed to be.

Safe as houses
According to the report, the 10 safest areas in England and Wales are:

1. Kensington and Chelsea (London borough) - 82 points
2. Dudley - 90 points
3. Poole - 94 points
4. Brighton & Hove - 95 points
5. Wandsworth (London borough) - 96 points
6. Lewisham (London borough) - 97 points
7 =. City of Westminster (London borough) - 99 points
7 =. Hackney (London borough) - 99 points
7 =. Tower Hamlets (London borough) - 99 points
8. Southend - 101 points.

Perhaps surprisingly, six of the 10 locations identified by the research as "safe as houses" are in London, a city that people might have expected to rate as far riskier.

The area at the top of the 'safe list', Kensington and Chelsea, scored well across all the criteria used to assess risk.

While researchers found that burglary risk was relatively high in the London borough, which is home to some of the UK's most expensive properties, Virgin concluded that houses in Kensington and Chelsea faced low criminal damage and flood risks. On balance, therefore, the area achieved the lowest risk rating on the insurer's list.

Check out the crime rates in Kensington and Chelsea

Dudley in the West Midlands, and Poole in Dorset, were pushed into second and third place by Kensington and Chelsea, but also scored particularly well for safety according to the research.

Poor performers
Conversely, some areas rated far less favourably when measured against Virgin's criteria.

The 10 highest-scoring locations, and subsequently the riskiest towns and cities in England and Wales are as follows:

1. Doncaster - 182 points
2. Nottingham - 175 points
3. Sheffield - 169 points
4. Middlesbrough - 160 points
5. Hull - 159 points
6. Manchester - 153 points
7. Reading - 149 points
8. Rotherham - 147 points
9. Leeds - 145 points
10. Bristol - 144 points.

Doncaster, the riskiest location listed in Virgin's report, achieved a risk score more than double that of the safest area identified by the insurer.


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Re: Bad News For Anyone in Doncaster
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2009, 20:50 »
I wonder where the top ten worst places are in this region ?


Anybody have there input ? 



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Re: Bad News For Anyone in Doncaster
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2009, 00:38 »
Bad news for people in Doncaster.


The bad news is....you live there. :wink:

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Re: Bad News For Anyone in Doncaster
« Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 2009, 22:31 »
Bad news for people in Doncaster.


The bad news is....you live there. :wink:

Ha ha ha ha ha :-)

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