Are you living in one of the murder capitals of the UK? We'll take you through the areas where the most murders, attempted murders and conspiracy to murders took place in the 12 months up to and including September 2015. Time to move house?


1. Boston

The Lincolnshire port town of Boston made headlines when the statistics went public, after 10 convictions for murderous crimes were made there during the time period (equating to 15 for every 100,000 people living in the area). Better watch your back if you live here!

2. City of London

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The second highest on the list, the City of London only actually saw one murder during the time period. But when you take into account the area’s miniscule population, this is statistically 12.4 murderous crimes per 100,000 people.

3. Gloucester

It may seem an idyllic spot, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, but Gloucester saw 10 murders, attempted murders or conspiracies to murder (the equivalent of eight per 100,000 people).

4. Blackpool

Famed for its Pleasure Beach and impressive tower, the seaside town of Blackpool has a dark side. There were 11 criminal cases here in total (7.8 murderous crimes per 100,000 people).

5. Lincoln

The cathedral city of Lincoln was the scene of seven murders, attempted murders, and/or conspiracies to murder (7.5 murderous crimes per 100,000 people).

6. Manchester


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The city of Manchester saw a whopping 33 murderous crimes in total over the 12 months up to September 2015. Although this is the highest number on our list, the city does have a larger population, which is why it’s only in sixth place (6.3 murderous crimes per 100,000 people).

7. Salford

The popular university town of Salford, which lies in the borough of Greater Manchester, played host to 15 murderous crimes (6.2 per 100,000 people) during the 12-month period.

8. Rochdale

Another one from Manchester, the market town of Rochdale to the north of the city saw 13 convictions for murder, attempted murder or conspiracy to murder (6.1 per 100,000 people).

9. Hackney

Hipster-central Hackney in east London was the scene of 15 crimes in total – not quite the chilled vibe you’d expect from the denim-clad area! (An average of 5.7 murderous crimes per 100,000 people).

10. Amber Valley

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The semi-rural Derbyshire district finishes our list, having seen seven murderous crimes in total leading up to September 2015 (5.6 for every 100,000 people).