Ribble Valley and West Lancashire among UK's top 10 safest places to live

A sunny Ribble Valley landscape.A sunny Ribble Valley landscape.
A sunny Ribble Valley landscape.
Despite crime still being an ever-present part of society, two areas in Lancashire appear in the top 10 safest places to live in the UK.

New research has revealed the top 10 safest areas of the UK based on crime rates and both Ribble Valley & West Lancashire feature in the list.

The study, which was carried out by experts at Get Licensed, looked at ONS data to reveal the safest and most dangerous areas of the UK

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This data has taken into account the rate of crime, violent crime, stalking and harassment, theft offences, drug offences and public order offences.

An average was then taken from the figures per 1,000 people and each region awarded a crime score out of 10. 

Ribble Valley, which ranked fourth in the list, has a total recorded crime rate of 36.78 which resulted in an overall crime score of just 0.96.

Further down the list, West Lancashire features at a rank of eighth and having a total recorded crime rate of 45.87 meaning it has an overall crime score of just 1.53 out of 10. 

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A list of the top ten safest places to live in the UK according to Get Licensed.A list of the top ten safest places to live in the UK according to Get Licensed.
A list of the top ten safest places to live in the UK according to Get Licensed.

Broadland, located in Norfolk, has been named the safest area in the UK after being awarded a crime score of 0.55/10. When looking at theft offences, Broadland has 8.52 per 1,000 people, which is lower than any other UK area.

At the other end of the scale, Hartlepool has been named the crime capital of the UK, after scoring a crime score of 9.54/10, while Westminster followed in second place and Middlesbrough in third.

Get Licensed is a security training & staffing platform who aim to make the security industry safer.