How likely are you to be affected by crime?

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12 September 2017 12:00PM

SEVEN out of 14 police forces across the country have been called "inadequate" for failing to record hundreds of thousands of crimes reported to them.

While Cumbria Constabulary did not feature in the national list two North West forces did: Merseyside and Greater Manchester- they were found to not record 15.84 and 14.51 crimes per 100, respectively.

New data was also released showing how likely it is you will be affected by crime.

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The statistics have been compiled by the BBC from the office of national statistics based on a range of factors including postcode, age and employment status.

The Mail investigated the likelihood of four people being affected by crime over a 12 month period across South Lakeland, Millom and Barrow.

Here's what we found:

-A man living in Barrow, aged between 16-29 who owned his own home was 4.7 per cent at risk of violence compared with the national average of 1.7 per cent.

His risk of criminal damage would be 8.6 per cent way above the national average of 3.7 per cent and any vehicles would be at risk of theft by 5.1 per cent, against the average of 3 per cent.

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-A stay-at-home mum in Barrow aged between 30- 59 was at a lower risk of violent crime than a younger man, averaging at 1.7 per cent and slightly above the national average of one per cent at 1.5 per cent risk of robbery and theft from a person, and 2.9 per cent risk of burglary.

Criminal damage was significantly lower than that of a younger male, at 5.2 per cent.

-A male aged between 30-59 in full time employment who owns his own home and lives in Millom was at a 2 per cent risk of violence, and a 2.5 per cent risk of burglary.

He would also be at a 0.7 per cent risk of robbery and theft from the person and a 5 per cent risk of having his vehicle stolen.

-A woman aged between 16-29, privately renting a property in South Lakeland would be at 2.8 per cent risk of burglary, and a 2.4 per cent risk of violence. She would also be at 3.8 per cent risk of criminal damage and 5.1 per cent risk of having her vehicle stolen.

The crime calculator can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41200022

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