CHESTER has been named the 10th safest city in the UK for household theft according to a new report.
The new figures were revealed in Endsleigh Insurance’s Homes Report 2009, which shows the top 10 safest and riskiest towns and cities for burglaries in the UK.
The results were collected by analysing household theft claims during the last four years from tens of thousands of Endsleigh policyholders in the UK.
Endsleigh analysed the percentage of claims against the number of Endsleigh policyholders.
It ranked London as the riskiest for household theft and Preston as the safest.
Christine Russell, MP for Chester, welcomed the news but urged homeowners to stay vigilant.
She said: “I am very pleased that Chester has been named as one of the safest areas for burglary. This is a credit to our police force and their hard work.
“However, I would urge people not to become complacent but to remain vigilant.
“Just under half of all burglaries in Chester occur due to the building not being secure, therefore, advice on security measures such as Endsleigh’s top tips are crucial to remaining safe.
“We need to remember to take extra care to check the security of buildings, by making sure that doors and windows are locked.”