Edinburgh has been deemed the safest city in the UK, according to new research.

Nearly 90 per cent of people in the Scottish capital feel safe, with just 16 per cent experiencing crime.

And it was also found 82 per cent of those living in Edinburgh would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. The statistics emerged in a study to mark the launch of new true crime docu-series Murdertown on Crime + Investigation.

It also emerged just 56 per cent of those living in Birmingham would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. Researchers found Bristol also appear among the top five safest cities, closely followed by Brighton and Hove, with Southampton and Cambridge completing the top five.

Leicester took second place for the cities residents feel the least safe in, followed by Manchester, London and Sheffield.

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