This is the murder capital of Britain – are you surprised?

New statistics have revealed the region in Britain where the most murders took place last year.


by Jack White |
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It is reported that 526 people were killed in 2014.

And, according to figures, Bedfordshire is the murder capital of Britain.

Last year 12 people were killed in the county, home to towns including Luton and Bedford.

After Bedfordshire was South Yorkshire, then Lincolnshire, London and finally the West Midlands.

Bedfordshire was named as Britain's murder capital
Bedfordshire was named as Britain's murder capital

The research revealed that the most common weapon used in murder was a knife, and 202 were stabbed to death in 2014.

While women are said to be more at risk of being killed by their partners, men are most likely to be murdered by their friends.

Of course this backs up the claims that crime victims are often targeted by people that they know.

Horrifically the figures claimed that nearly half of the women who were killed last year were murdered by their partners.

In fact, over half of the killings last year were reportedly a result of ‘a loss of temper or revenge’.

But there is some good news: homicide levels are said to be at their lowest in over 25 years and murder rate in general in the UK is falling.

Are you surprised by these figures?

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