TWO districts in Cumbria are in the bottom 20 areas for crime in the UK, according to the latest figures. 

A report, put together by West Midlands Garage Doors, used Office for National Statistics data for crime in different areas in the UK. The report ranked areas in the UK according to the number of crimes reported. 

In terms of crime cases ranked by police force area Cumbria was the bottom, dealing with 36,967 cases in comparison to the Metropolitan Police's 907,285. 

Eden has the third lowest crime in the UK with 3,212 reported cases in the year ending September. It was only beaten by Ribble Valley and Rutland for the top spots. 

Copeland was 15th with 4,541 reported cases.

The Copeland MP Trudy Harrison praised the community for being a safe place. 

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"There are many reasons we enjoy a safer community.  I’d say, on the whole, we stand by our values of strong parenting from the very beginning - I often quote the proverb ‘Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it’ which is etched onto our local school wall in Bootle," she said.

"I think we also benefit from a convergence of strong British values.  We are isolated on the west coast which brings challenges but also benefits - let’s face it we have an abundance of ways to use up excess energy from field sports to fell walking, cycling or beach fun, all very cheap to do and good for mind, body and soul.

"It is people who are at either end of the crime equation, either as victims or perpetrators and on the whole in Copeland we have an overwhelming majority of good, hard-working, community-spirited, law-abiding people and I very much hope that continues." 

The area with the highest amount of crimes is Birmingham with 152,697 recorded cases, followed by Leeds (111,144) and Manchester (99,397).