Worst postcodes for car vandalism
A new study by Churchill car insurance has found that more than a quarter (27%) of UK drivers’ cars have been intentionally vandalised.
To highlight the prevalence of car vandalism crime in the UK, Churchill surprised residents in the worst affected streets, in some of the postcodes that suffer the highest levels of recurring car vandalism, by installing bespoke car covers, featuring its famous nodding bulldog mascot.
Edinburgh, Nottingham and Bristol were named as some of the worst areas in the UK for car vandalism and, shockingly, despite upmarket reputations, postcodes in Aberdeen, Basingstoke and Canary Wharf, London were among the worst affected areas of the UK.
Churchill car insurance highlights ten postcodes for the most repeated car vandalism in the UK2:
1 Nottingham NG15
2 Edinburgh EH11
3 Walthamstow, London E17
4 Manchester M27
5 Aberdeen AB11
6 Canary Wharf, London E14
7 Bristol BS16
8 Basingstoke RG22
9 Maidstone ME18
10 Southampton SO16
While most respondents would not wish car vandalism upon anyone, one in five (19 %) of Brits voted for the celebrities they would most want to see have their car vandalised, which included Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan, Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Clarkson and Theresa May making up the top five.