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1 Square: One in six Brits is now a “card-only” shopper: https://squareup.com/gb/news/one-in-six-brits-is-now-a-card-only-shopper
2 The Guardian: Visa card payment system returns to full capacity after crash: https://www.theguardian.com/money/
Each request aimed to gather data on thefts and robberies that have occurred in close proximity of cashpoints around the country between 2007 and 2018, revealing the areas with the most dangerous cashpoints.
Thefts and robberies in this instance refers to ‘Theft from the Person’ (Home Office code 39) and ‘Robbery of Personal Property’ (Home Office code 34B). Please see the government’s counting rules and crime classifications for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/
The proximity of a crime to an ATM is at the discretion of the reporting officer, and so it is not possible to ascertain the exact distance from an ATM at which a crime took place.
The top ten largest cities in the country in this instance only includes cities we have been able to gather data for – data for Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sheffield was unobtainable.
NB. The data refers to information gathered from the following police forces: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Durham, Dyfed-Powys, Greater Manchester, Gwent, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Metropolitan, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, North Wales, Nottinghamshire, South Wales, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands and West Yorkshire.
Data for Cheshire was only available from 2016 to 2018, data for Gwent was only available from 2014 to 2018 and data for Lancashire was only available from 2013 to 2018.
Information has not been included for the following police forces, as they did not use location tags that enabled us to link a theft/robbery with an ATM: Avon & Somerset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Northamptonshire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Yorkshire, Sussex, Thames Valley, Wiltshire.
Population figures are as per the Office of National Statistics, relating to data from 2011-2016.
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