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

 

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown stands with a map of the plans for a new initiative to build off-shore wind farms ahead of a press conference at Millbank Tower in central London, on January 8, 2010
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown stands with a map of the plans for a new initiative to build off-shore wind farms ahead of a press conference at Millbank Tower in central London, on January 8, 2010

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?

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