Heads up: Top comment and controversy

Murder Britain: How does your area compare in the 2013 UK Peace Index?

The UK Peace index combines five factors to produce a score out of five for each area, with 1 being the most peaceful and 5 being the least.

The factors are:

1. Homicides per 100,000 people

2. Violent crimes per 100,000 people

3. Weapons Crime per 100,000 people

4. Public Disorder Offences per 100,000 people

5. Police Officers per 100,000 people

You can see an interactive map here.

In the meantime, If you live in any of these top 20 most peaceful areas in England and Wales, consider yourself lucky...

1 Broadland (1.164)

2 Three Rivers (1.239)

3 South Cambridgeshire (1.264)

4 East Dorset (1.268)

5 Maldon (1.299)

6 Hart (1.301)

7 Craven (1.313)

8 Mid Sussex (1.323)

9 East Cambridgeshire (1.323)

10 Wokingham (1.324)

11 Ribble Valley (1.335)

12 Rochford (1.338)

13 Purbeck (1.348)

14 Horsham (1.348)

15 North Kesteven (1.353)

16 Rushcliffe (1.353)

17 Vale of White Horse (1.384)

18 Sevenoaks (1.386)

19 Rutland (1.387)

20 West Lindsey (1.391)

 

If you live in any of the least peaceful areas of England and Wales, however, you probably already know about it...

1 Lewisham 4.529

2 Lambeth 4.494

3 Hackney 4.402

4 Newham 4.364

5 Tower Hamlets 4.360

6 Hammersmith & Fulham 4.352

7 Islington 4.343

8 Southwark 4.314

9 Brent 4.235

10 Haringey 4.221

11 Waltham Forest 4.076

12 City of Westminster 4.061

13 Greenwich 4.002

14 Ealing 3.949

15 Croydon 3.931

16 Camden 3.914

17 Barking & Dagenham 3.842

18 Manchester 3.752

19 Birmingham 3.724

20 Hillingdon 3.698

 

According to the report the UK has generally become a more peaceful place in the last decade, with rates of violent crime and murder falling more rapidly than in any other Western European country. Has that been your experience?

React Now

Read Next
 

The leak of Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos isn't her fault. But try telling that to the internet's idiots

Grace Dent
US first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and her mother Marian Robinson (L) share a light moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and his wife Peng Liyuan  

Europe now lags behind the US and China on climate change. It should take the lead once more

Joss Garman
Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor