Redbridge vehicle crime hotspots revealed - Wanstead and Ilford worst areas

The rate of car crime in Wanstead is more than four times the national average, police figures have revealed.

Consumer website collated offences recorded between October 2011 and September 2012 to reveal that the E11

postcode area is a hotspot for vehicle crime in Redbridge.

There were 557 offences per 10,000 vehicles - meaning an average of one car in 18 was targeted. The UK average was just 121.

Ilford town centre had the second-highest rate in the borough, with 501, followed by 427 in E18 and 404 in IG3.

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The safest area for car crime was Barkingside, where the rate was just 222.

In parts of central London, more than one in 10 cars were targeted.

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Theft from a vehicle made up nearly half of all car crime across the country. Other common offences were criminal damage and theft of a car.

Honest John editor Daniel Harrison, editor of, said he hoped the information would alert drivers to danger areas.

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