The United Kingdom may seem like a small place to those of you who are from larger nations around the world, but in actual fact, there's a lot that goes on in the depths of this great country - kind of like the Tardis in Doctor Who.

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Today, we're going to be taking a look at some of the most dangerous cities in the UK when you combine personal experiences with actual facts. A few of these selections will certainly come across as being controversial, but sometimes, there's just no denying what can be in store for you if you don't keep your wits about you.

It should be noted that all of these cities have their positives; that said, this article is not those aspects.

P.S: If the police numbers hadn't been decimated so dramatically over the last few years, we'd have much fewer problems.

10 Bradford

While Bradford is well known for its diversity, it is also well known for being a place that features an incredibly high crime rate – and when you throw that alongside the fact that 28% of households find it difficult to live on their outcome, you soon come to realize that there’s a great risk at play, here.

The people of Bradford are nice enough, but it’s incredibly difficult to live in happiness or even visit with a smile on your face when you know what is lingering beneath the surface.

It’s a shame, too, because the potential is certainly there.

9 Leeds

To go right alongside Bradford as the representatives of West Yorkshire is Leeds, which helps make up the most consistently dangerous region in England. With 35.7 violent crimes per 1,000 individuals, it certainly isn’t hard to paint a picture in your mind.

Leeds should be a thriving economic city with great potential for the years to come, but instead, there seems to be this ego-driven population within the city that ensures it has to be dragged right back down again.

8 Coventry

Taking a quick scroll down through the crime section of the following paper that covers Coventry & Warwickshire tells us all that we need to know regarding just how dangerous Coventry can be.

Warwick & Coventry University consistently attempts to paper over the cracks as much as they humanly can, but it is a tall ask. There are so many areas within the city that just aren’t up to scratch, with some even leaving you to wonder how a place can look like this in 2019.

Yet the locals will continue to stick up for it no matter what.

7 London

The English capital is well known for being a place of great culture, sport, and art, but beyond that, there’s a crippling feeling of dread in the air – especially within the rural areas. We’ve all seen and heard the news reports, regardless of where we live, because they’re just impossible to ignore.

A dramatic rise in knife crime has been sweeping across London, and it truly does feel like that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Things need to change and soon because eventually, people are just going to stop coming (as ridiculous as that sounds).

6 Glasgow

The good news is that crime seems to be on the decline in Glasgow, which serves as a direct contrast to many of the cities that we’ve listed. However, while that may be a positive piece of news, it still doesn’t eradicate the problem.

Glasgow has always had the reputation of being an intimidating city, and straight from the off, we consider that to be a pretty dangerous trait. This is especially true for non-Scots traveling to the city because in case you hadn’t already heard, they’re incredibly proud of where they come from and their patriotism can sometimes be displayed in the wrong way.

5 Manchester

From fraud to physical crimes and beyond, the Greater Manchester area is really struggling when it comes to crime. Even the robbery rates are pretty bad, at 2.5 per 1,000 within the population.

If you take a step back and analyze Manchester as an actual city in terms of entertainment value and things of the sort, then, of course, you’re going to see a pretty great picture.

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But with every positive comes a negative, and there’s still a lot of issues that need to be rectified before they can be viewed as a forward-thinking city once again.

4 Liverpool

When your figures are as high as Liverpool’s are for anti-social behavior, it should serve as a big old warning sign that the culture within your city needs to change.

The big irritation here, as is the case with many of the other cities on this list, is that Liverpool is a great place to be. Unfortunately, a small portion of the population decides to engage in these reckless activities, which causes a stereotype or two to develop when people refer to the Merseyside destination.

Sure, they’ve got a great football team, but don’t let that cloud your judgment.

3 Bristol

The student culture in Bristol is great as has been reiterated time and time again over the last few years, but that quite literally doesn’t mean a thing when you stack it up against the negatives here.

From being known as the cocaine capital of Europe to having a series of dangerous environmental issues, the perception of Bristol as a city is way off base.

The idea that they’re just ‘indie’ and ‘unique’ over there is casting a shadow over the real problems, and it’s all being done for the sake of reputation. It’s sickening.

2 Sheffield

The steel city features in many different lists when it comes to violence, damage, theft and more, with a stained legacy that goes back across several decades.

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If you don’t feel comfortable where you are then there is an issue and if you do not take it upon yourself as a resident to help address that, then improvements are near impossible.

Sheffield has a reputation for playing host to hardened individuals, but how is that going to lead to anything even remotely positive? Spoiler alert: It isn’t and we could all do better.

1 Birmingham

A report from last year indicated that Birmingham had been voted the most unsafe city in the United Kingdom, with 42% of locals feeling at risk, regardless if it was in the day or night.

The issue is that there are no real restrictions, either. It doesn’t matter whether you’re outside the Bullring or in the depths of Selly Oak at midnight.

There are a few decent enough areas in Birmingham to rave about, but nothing that keeps us begging to go back for more whatsoever.

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