Problem Postcodes, the worst areas for crime revealed!
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Problem Postcodes, the worst areas for crime revealed!

Do you feel like there always seems to be something going on in your area? Or are you always hearing about crimes that have been committed nearby? Well The Mirror have revealed the top 50 postcode areas for criminal offences and in some of them, a crime generally happens every 15 minutes!

The Mirror analysed crime statistics for the month of April to reveal the top 50 worst postcodes for crime in England and Wales and have reported that a small shopping area yards from London’s Olympic Park is the nation’s biggest crime hotspot! The square is next to the Stratford Centre shopping complex and just yards from London’s Olympic Park and Westfield Shopping Centre.
Shopping centres have been proven to be especially popular with crime, as well as airports. Bluewater, Westfield and other retail areas in Manchester city centre were among the top 10. Stansted and Gatwick airport made up three of the top 50 postcodes. Newgate Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne is number 3.

Do you think your area is bad for crime? Well here is the full Top 50 list based on figures released by the Home Office:

1) Meridian Square, Newham, London, E15 1XE – 158 crimes

2) Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1RW – 102

3) Newgate Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 5RF – 88

4) Bluewater Complex, Kent, DA9 9SR – 79

5) Wallis Road, Hillingdon, TW6 2GB – 77

6) Near Debenhams, Market Street, M60 1TA – 76

6) Westfield Shopping Centre, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, W12 7GD – 76

8) Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LR – 74

9) West Carriage Drive, City of Westminster, London, W2 2NB – 62

10) Sheil Place, Liverpool, L6 3AA – 57

 

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11) Higher Educational Building, City of Westminster, London, W1K 7FE – 54

12) Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4TH – 52

13) The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3DS – 49

13) Monument Shopping Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7AL – 49

15) King Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AY – 47

15) Nightclub, Bloom Street, Manchester District M1 3LY – 47

17) Gatwick Airport terminal, West Sussex, RH6 0DY – 46

18) The Bullring, Birmingham, B5 4QL – 43

19) The Wellington Centre, Hampshire, GU11 1DY – 42

19) Oxford Street, City of Westminster, London, W1H 6HB – 42

19) St. Marys View, Watford, WD17 2BJ – 42

19) Parking Area, Haringey, London, N22 6YD – 42

23) Pedestrian Subway, Birmingham, B5 4BU – 40

23) Nightclub, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RE – 40

25) HMP Doncaster, Doncaster, DN5 8UX – 39

25) Nightclub, Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1DH – 39

27) Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ – 38

28) Supermarket, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7JW – 37

28) Nightclub, Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AQ – 37

28) Subway, West Derby Road, Liverpool, L13 8AA – 37

28) Nightclub, Pepper Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DF – 37

39) Nightclub, Camden High Street, Camden, London, NW1 8QP – 35

39) Supermarket, Tottenham Court Road, City of Westminster, London, W1D 1AT – 35

39) Intu Derby shopping centre, Derby, DE1 2NQ – 35

39) Westridge Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 2HL – 35

39) Gravel Street, Leicester, LE1 3AG – 35

39) Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Dudley, West Midlands – 35

39) High Street, Birmingham, B2 4RG – 35

39) Collingwood Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne District, NE1 1JF – 35

50) Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, B26 3TZ – 34
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