THE most dangerous places to live in the UK have been revealed.
The Sun has revealed where in Britain people are most likely to be victims of violent crime.
Cleveland is the current “crime capital of England” where the highest level of crime per 1,000 population was reported.
The numbers are calculated to show the level of crime in proportion to the number of people living there.
Cleveland saw 139.6 crimes per 1,000 people according to the latest ONS figures.
Of these, 35.8 were violent crimes.
The north-east county suffers a crime rate more than double that of its North Yorkshire neighbours.
Although one of the UK’s smallest forces, Cleveland Police Force, which covers Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, is now dealing with a shocking epidemic of stabbings.
The numbers are so high eclipsing London and Greater Manchester.
Bar and pub security reported that more young people than ever are now carrying knives.
Weapons including machetes, 10-inch “Rambo” knives and canisters of CS gas – a powerful type of tear gas used for riot control – were seized.
In a desperate bid to help protect members of the public, volunteers have even handed out packs of ‘knives’ to stem the never-ending tide of bloodshed.
In May 2022 a horrific stabbing took place at The Keys in Yarm, near Stockton on Tees.
A 26-year-old man was seriously injured outside the venue after a fight believed to have started inside.
The victim survived the attack, which saw three people arrested and a man facing court charged with wounding.
The incident led The Keys to install an airport-style security gate to scan all customers entering the premises.
Cleveland is also the worst area for sex crimes.
For overall crime, West Yorkshire comes second – with 132.9.
This is significantly higher than the national average for England – where a total of 92.6 crimes were committed between September 2021 and September 2022 per 1,000.
All five of the top crime areas are in the north of England.
SAFER IN THE UK
Wiltshire is the safest place to live in England and Wales, with the lowest rates of crime and violent offending.
Per 1,000 they have just 58.1 crimes per year – 24.1 of which are violent.
Cornwall, Devon, Surrey and Hertfordshire were also among the safest areas in the country.
Surprisingly, per capita, crime-ridden London doesn’t even make the top 10 most dangerous places.
It ranks 11th – with the Metropolitan police dealing with 96 victim-based crimes per 1,000 people.
However, unsurprisingly, it is the number one worst place for robberies and thefts.
Meanwhile, Greater Manchester has the most burglaries – with 8.2 per 1,000.