|Nottingham named nation's burglary city
[ 2006-04-21 09:33 ]
Forensic officers examine a crime scene in
The English city famous for the legendary outlaw Robin Hood was named
and shamed as Britain's most burglary-prone city by an insurer, adding to
its woes as a centre for gun crime.
Residents in Nottingham were
more than twice as likely to claim for household theft than insurer
Endsleigh's national average.
The city, which has a statue of Robin Hood with bow and arrow,
appointed a "reputation manager" last year to counter the growing
perception that the city was now being blighted by outlaw gangs with more
Police and councillors in Nottingham have been working to dispel its gun-ridden image, which once led to it
being dubbed "Assassination City".
Hull and Leeds in northern England came out as the next worst for
burglaries, while Guildford in southeast England came out as the safest,
followed by Coventry, west central England, and the Scottish capital
dispel : to rid one's mind