10. If you think crime is falling, you should try living round my way [status: unconfirmed]
In a country as large and diverse as the UK, there will always be some areas that buck national trends. Perhaps you are unlucky. But before you take a radical, Tebbit-esque approach to finding a safer area to live, bear in mind that even in Cumbria 376 bicycles were reported stolen last year.Gosh, stolen bicycles! So much better than rapes, muggings & stabbings.
Londoners feel your pain, Cumbrians!