Previously, I wrote about the 10 cities in the United States where you are most likely to have your identity stolen.
One of my readers, Carol, asked if I knew where the id theft hotspots were in the UK.
Finally, I have found a report that gives the information she was asking for.
CIFAS, a fraud fighting industry body, has compiled a list of the 20 worst areas in the UK for identity theft, based upon the postal code for those areas –
10. Stoke Newington/Harringay
11. Stoke Newington
17. Bethnal Green
20. Wood Green
I recommend reading the report as it goes into much more detail.
The part I found most interesting was the fact that 19 out of the 20 areas above are within the M25, meaning they are close to London.