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Robbing Of Sherwood: Nottingham Tops Burglary League

by | 29th, May 2007

ACCORDING to the myth, Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. And according to a new report, that fine Nottingham tradition of theft is still going strong.

The report, by Endsleigh Insurance, ranks Nottingham as the burglary capital of the country, with residents there twice as likely to suffer a break-in as the average UK householder.

Leeds takes the runners-up spot in the rankings with Hull, London and Oxford next.

Residents of Guildford will be leaving their front doors on the latch and their cars unlocked in celebration after the report named the Surrey town as the most secure place to live. Swindon, Dundee, Bath and Coventry make up the more desirable top five.

The statistics reveals that burglaries across Britain have fallen by almost 60 per cent since 1995. And Police Chief Supt Marcus Beale is understandably pleased with the results. Says he: “One burglary is still one too many, but the figures show we are heading in the right direction.”

Burglars across the nation, get yourselves to Nottingham sharpish before the boom ends.

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