[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 08:21 GMT 09:21 UK
City 'safest' for household theft
Dundee city centre
Dundee residents are 46% less likely to make a claim for theft
Dundee has been named as one of the safest places in the UK for household theft in a new report.

According to the Homes Report by insurance company Endsleigh, residents in Dundee are 46% less likely to make a claim for a break-in.

The company compared the frequency of claims in different UK towns and cities to its national average.

Dundee came third behind Guildford and Swindon in the top 10 safest places. Nottingham was named as the riskiest.

Stuart Wartalski, Endsleigh spokesman, said: "Dundee is a great example of where local authorities working hand in hand with the community have played a key role in bringing down crime.

"The Housing Department in Dundee City Council in particular operates an anti-social behaviour team providing assistance and advice to tenants of council properties, private lets and owner occupiers."

But he added that householders should not become complacent.

"It is crucial that, as well as getting involved in neighbourhood safety schemes where they can, people across the country remain vigilant when it comes to home security."


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific