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Birmingham vs Manchester vs London - which one is safer?

I'm going to relocate to England. I wonder in terms of living in the city for long-term/as my new home, Birmingham vs Manchester vs London - which one is safer (e.g. with less crime)?

And in terms of being a home, London housing price is certainly overpricing too much (I was shocked by how crappy those houses are along the Heathrow airport -
Paddington train line), so it is not on the top on my list, although I love metro life. Which one do you guys recommend as the top and second choices among these three cities?
Original post by ksj1526
I'm going to relocate to England. I wonder in terms of living in the city for long-term/as my new home, Birmingham vs Manchester vs London - which one is safer (e.g. with less crime)?

And in terms of being a home, London housing price is certainly overpricing too much (I was shocked by how crappy those houses are along the Heathrow airport -
Paddington train line), so it is not on the top on my list, although I love metro life. Which one do you guys recommend as the top and second choices among these three cities?

Birmingham has, as far as I understand, the worst crime rates in the country. It also doesn't look very nice. Not that I've ever been in Birmingham but I've driven past it and I don't remember seeing a place as unappealing as Birmingham was, ever.

Manchester is between London and Birmingham in terms of safety. It's alright.

London is the safest BUT it's a very big city with lots of areas with vastly different levels of safety. You get much less crime in, say, South Kensington, than you do in Tower Hamlets.

My choice would probably be London. It'll still be safer overall and in terms of fun things to do, there's no other place in the country that rivals London.
Yep, housing in London is ridiculous so I would forget London if you are on a tight budget. Birmingham is a beautiful campus university set in a nice part of the city. The private student housing can be found in an area called Selly Oak which has a cool 'student village' vibe to it and is 10 minutes walk from the campus.The university run housing can be found in 'Vale Village' which is in Edgbaston and about a 15 minute walk to the campus. Both are great, safe places although Selly Oak has more shops and eateries.

Manchester university is more integrated into the city. Many of the buildings are situated along a long stretch of road - Oxford Road. Personally, I would go to Birmingham over Manchester.

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