BRADFORD has been ranked the eighth most dangerous city to park in the UK, according to a new study.

Research by comparison and switching site, Uswitch has revealed the UK’s safest and least safe cities for parking.

They have analysed 200 of the UK’s busiest car parks across several operators in 73 towns and cities to uncover the UK’s safest and most dangerous cities for parked car crimes and thefts according to

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Bradford was eighth an average number of 96 vehicle crimes between April 2019 and March 2020.

Leeds is the ninth most dangerous city with an average of 94 crimes over the same period.

Their study reveals that Bristol is the most dangerous city for parking with the highest average crime, with 167, while Wigan tops the safest charts with just six over the same period.

Out of the 200 busiest UK car parks, St David’s in Exeter had the least incidences of vehicle crime while Covent Garden, London was shown to be a hotspot for criminal activity.

Brits spend an average of £2,000 on parking, making it one of the most expensive aspects of owning a car.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The study’s data was gathered from several leading UK car park operators and (between April 2019 and March 2020).

Uswitch’s research isn’t an indictment of security measures put in place by individual car parks and is meant to offer an overview of vehicle crime hotspots with a focus on the city centre parking we all rely on day to day.

The definition of vehicle crime they have used in this study covers the following: • Aggravated vehicle taking • Theft of a motor vehicle • Theft from a motor vehicle • Interference with a motor vehicle • Theft from vehicle other than a motor vehicle