The Most Lawless Areas of the UK

The statistics show that between January 2012 and June 2013 there were 3,440 recorded crimes in Stratford, which included drug, arson and vehicle crime.

The theft category was by far the largest, covering a whopping 2,202 incidents.

The same report names the traditional seaside town of Camber Sands as the unlikely burglary capital of Britain, with an approximate of 49 burglaries a year.

To find out crime statistics in your own area you can use the free Yale Crime Watcher app, which is powered by the Police API system, meaning the information is both up to date and accurate.

Simply type in your postcode for current statistics of burglaries within a mile of your home, from a one-month period. This is especially handy if you’re looking to make a decision when moving home.

On top of this, the app also offers useful tips on how to secure your home and your possessions… so you can avoid becoming a statistic!