New study claims Luton has LOWEST car theft figures in the UK

Luton might be one of the safest places to own a car, with the LEAST amount of thefts in ratio to the number of registered vehicles according to a new study.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 6:50 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 6:55 pm

395 car crimes took place in twelve months in Luton - 10 times less than hotspot cities such as Liverpool and Bristol.

Of the 395 offences, only 81 involved the actual theft of a vehicle.

These new findings come from a study by ChooseMyCar, as it today reveals the UK’s car crime hotspots.

The study claims the top car crime hotspots are in the North and Midlands.

Using data obtained by FOI requests, they have revealed the highest and lowest car crime areas, by combining crimes against number of registered vehicles in each area for a representative car crime score.

The UK's top car crime hotspot is reported to be Manchester (50.66 crimes per 1,000 vehicles), followed in second place by Nottingham (29.51 crimes) and Bradford in third place (27.59 crimes).

For full details of the study, visit here.