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Norwich so safe for cars

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 February 2010 | UPDATED: 07:51 02 July 2010

Sarah Brealey

Norwich is one of the safest cities in the country to leave your car, according to new research.

The city appears in the top 10 of a list compiled by insurers Endsleigh, based on insurance claims made over the last three years.

Norwich is one of the safest cities in the country to leave your car, according to new research.

The city appears in the top 10 of a list compiled by insurers Endsleigh, based on insurance claims made over the last three years. Norwich is at number six in the safest top 10, based on fewest reports of thefts of vehicles or their contents. The safest place was found to be Swindon, followed by Cheltenham and Solihull, then Southampton and Bangor.

Hull is the riskiest place in Britain to leave your vehicle, for the second year running. Nottingham and Bradford are the next most dangerous, followed by Manchester and Doncaster, with London in sixth place.

The results came against a background of falling car crime, with government figures revealing offences fell by around a fifth over the past year.

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

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

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