Hull tops motor theft list again

Hull has regrettably retained its position at the top of a motor theft index for the second consecutive year.

The East Yorkshire city is the riskiest place in Britain to leave your vehicle, according to Endsleigh insurers.

Other cities featuring in the top five most dangerous list are Nottingham, Bradford, Manchester and Doncaster.

Swindon, on the other hand, was found to be the safest place with the fewest reports of thefts of vehicles or their contents.

Cheltenham, Solihull, Southampton and Bangor followed in the safe zone list.

The results came as Government figures revealed that car crime offences fell by around a fifth over the past year.

The insurer analysed motor claims over the last three years from tens of thousands of insurance policyholders across Britain to arrive at the standings.

Stuart Wartalski of Endsleigh, said the risk of theft is particularly high after Christmas when vehicles are targeted for satnavs, DVDs, laptops and cameras.

He warned motorists to always keep valuables out of sight, park in well-lit places and fit their vehicle with an alarm and immobiliser.

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