The top 25 most burglary-prone UK university towns have been revealed

The university towns and cities with the most burglaries in the last year have been revealed by locksmithservice.co.uk.

Employing data from ukcrimestats, they uncovered the number of burglaries in student towns and cities which occurred within a one-mile radius of 25 different universities.

The boundary was decided at a one-mile radius because students primarily choose to live close to their university. This limit also depicts all of the popular student areas of living in each of the university cities.

The figures are not explicitly limited to just students, however, but represent all of the victims of burglary.

The total number of burglaries for each of the universities represents the time period between January 2016 and November 2016.

Here is the top 25 list.

RankingUniversityBurglaries

1 Manchester – 822

2 Leeds – 799

3 Sheffield – 706

4 Bristol – 623

5 Hull – 610

6 Bolton – 580

7 Sunderland – 485

8 Portsmouth – 484

9 Coventry – 443

10 Newcastle – 426

11 Southampton – 423

12 Plymouth – 397

13 Birmingham – 368

14 Lincoln – 326

15 Northampton – 251

16 Cardiff – 237

17 Cambridge – 221

18 Brighton – 210

19 Derby – 190

20 Reading – 187

21 Oxford – 180

22 Nottingham – 158

23 Liverpool – 135

24 Swansea – 129

25 Durham – 96

Locksmithservice.co.uk also surveyed 2,000 students and found 64 per cent of them admit to leaving electronic items and wallets in plain sight across the house.

59 per cent of respondents don’t check if their windows are closed before leaving the house, or forget to. 48 per cent don’t lock the house’s main door before everyone goes to sleep.

You can read the full survey here.

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