Aberystwyth is Britain’s safest city, according to a survey by Provident Personal Credit. Residents are also the most likely of any in Britain to say hello to strangers in the street. A massive 89% do this frequently.
As part of its “Unbroken Britain” survey — a look into how friendly, welcoming, and polite Britain’s cities are — personal finance firm Provident Personal Credit took a look at which British cities are the safest.
Provident asked thousands of people in cities across the UK to rate how safe their hometown is. The responses were tallied, and each city was given a score out of 10, with one being the worst possible score. Aberystwyth was perceived to be the safest with a score of 8.3 with Worcester second and Wrexham third. Another West Wales town, Swansea, came 14th with a score of 7.18.
West Wales has long been known for having one of the lowest crime rates in the UK and for its community spirit and friendly atmosphere. Britain’s smallest city, St Davids in Pembrokeshire which has a population of around 1,500 people, was not surveyed but, had it been, I feel quite sure it would have topped the list with a near perfect score.
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