The 17 safest places to live in Britain

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LONDON – Brits are lucky to live in a society where they can feel relatively safe and secure wherever they choose to live.

However some places in the UK are obviously safer than others.

As part of its “Unbroken Britain” survey – a look into how friendly, welcoming, and polite Britain’s cities are – personal finance firm Provident Personal Credit took a look at which British cities are the safest.

Provident asked thousands of people in cities across the UK to rate how safe their hometown is. The responses were tallied, and each town or city was given a score out of 10, with one being the worst possible score.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, London didn’t score highly when it comes to safety, but some of the UK’s biggest cities did end up close to the job of the list. Check out Britain’s safest places below.


17. Swansea — 7.31

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16. Brighton and Hove — 7.32

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15. Norwich — 7.34

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T14. Sheffield — 7.35

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T14. Leicester — 7.35

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12. Newcastle — 7.37

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11. Oxford — 7.42

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10. Edinburgh — 7.67

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T9. Gloucester — 7.49

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T9. Glasgow — 7.49

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7. Plymouth — 7.59

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6. Aberdeen — 7.84

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5. Worcester — 7.84

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4. York — 7.89

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3. Belfast — 7.95

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2. Wrexham — 8.07

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1. Aberystwyth — 8.86

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