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Gemma Masini
July 30, 2013
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The future is not looking bright for motorists in the northern cities in Great Britain, as car theft is topping the charts Northern England according to a recent census.

www.honestjohn.co.uk conducted a survey of 515,248 UK police force records from October 2011 to September 2012, during that time 505 offences took place in Manchester much higher than the average, so high in fact that it was four times above the national average, and for all those living in Norwich you can let you mind rest easy as they a nominal 121 offences where committed during that time.

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Car theft in the capital

But Londoners are by no means in the clear, the city experience 443-car crime offence between October and September and was the only southern city to feature in the top ten. London unsurprisingly is the number one hot spot for high-end car theft, but Essex and the West midlands are close behind.

Off all car crimes reported 41% where theft related, and it has been reported that and BMW X5 is the most stolen vehicle off 2012.

The recent rise in thefts of the X5 has lead many insurance to out right refuse to insure it, Direct Line will no longer insure X5’s for theft– leaving many drivers disappointed.

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