Doncaster named in top ten most dangerous places in England in new survey

Doncaster has been named as one of the top ten most dangerous places to live in England, according to a new study.

Sunday, 19th September 2021, 9:48 am

The country’s most dangerous – and safest places – have neen revealed, with Doncaster in ninth spot on the unsafest places to live.

The survey used metrics including crime and mental health statistics to determine the safest, and least safe, places to live and work in England.

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A new survey has named Doncaster as one of the most dangerous places in England.

The data was gathered by Pheonix Health and Safety and the results are published in its Safety and Wellbeing Index to give a clear picture of results.

The five main contributing factors are local crime rates, death rates, mental health rates, sickness absence rates and non-fatal injuries in the workplace.

The worst cities for safety and wellbeing:

Wigan

Sunderland

Hull

Middlesbrough

Barnsley

Rotherham

Rochdale

Salford

Doncaster

Wakefield

The best cities for safety and wellbeing:

Swindon

Luton

London

Reading

Slough

York

Peterborough

Milton Keynes

Portsmouth

Southampton

The results were based on weighted results across the five categories of local crime rates, death rates, mental health rates, sickness absence rates and non-fatal injuries in the workplace.

The total was then weighted out of 100, with the lower the score, the safer the city.

In recent weeks, there have been growing calls for increased policing to tackle the escalating gang war which has seen a number of people seriously injured in a string of shooting and stabbing incidents.