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West Mercia Police 

Boasting one of the lowest car crime rates (as a police force area) in England, West Mercia recorded an average of 76 offences per 10,000 registered vehicles, which makes it 37 per cent safer than the national average.

The region’s worst area for car crime is found on the outskirts of Birmingham; the postcode B45 experienced 202 offences per 10,000 cars. The second worst postcode is WR1, in Worcester, with 193 comparative offences.

Criminal damage accounts for a whopping 75 per cent of all car crime in West Mercia, while 19 per cent of offences involve the theft of a vehicle. Theft from a car is relatively low, accounting for just six per cent of incidents.

The village of Albrighton is the safest, with 13 offences, while Telford also ranked highly with one of its districts experiencing 21 car crimes per 10,000 cars.

Cars most attacked include Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Vauxhall, while Lexus was the safest with just 14 recorded incidents. 

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 57
Theft of 15
Theft from 4
Other 0
Total 76
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
B45 202
WR1 193
DY13 157
TF7 131
TF3 129
WR4 128
DY11 118
TF2 113
TF11 112
DY10 108
TF4 108
DY9 108
TF1 98
WR9 96
WR12 93
B98 90
B47 87
WR11 85
WR10 83
WV15 82
DY12 81
SY3 77
HR9 76
HR6 76
WR3 75
B60 75
B97 73
TF8 70
SY11 69
HR8 67
B48 65
SY8 64
WV16 63
WR2 63
B61 61
HR4 59
WR14 57
WR5 56
WR8 52
HR7 52
HR2 51
SY13 51
HR5 48
HR1 48
WR13 47
SY2 47
TF13 45
SY9 44
TF10 43
WR7 42
TF9 42
SY1 38
B96 37
DY14 34
TF12 34
HR3 32
SY6 31
SY5 30
WR6 30
SY12 29
SY4 28
TF6 26
SY10 26
WR15 26
TF5 21
SY7 19
WV7 13
Crimes by manufacturer
Manufacturer Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Alfa Romeo 60
Audi 45
BMW 48
Chevrolet 54
Citroen 82
FIAT 78
Ford 77
Honda 66
Hyundai 56
Jaguar 30
Kia 56
Land Rover 94
Lexus 14
Mazda 54
Mercedes-Benz 62
MG 79
MINI 39
Mitsubishi 112
Nissan 66
Peugeot 87
Porsche 39
Renault 77
Rover 78
SAAB 51
SEAT 78
Skoda 71
Suzuki 122
Toyota 53
Vauxhall 93
Volkswagen 69
Volvo 52
 

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