Britain's Top 10 Weirdo Hotspots Announced

By Holly Brockwell on at

Kingston Upon Hull (aka 'ull) might be the UK's current City of Culture, but it's also one of the top 10 Cities of Creeps, new data shows.

A Home Office report on the rates of indecent exposure and voyeurism lists the places with the biggest problems, causing Swindon to be dubbed 'Pervert Capital of the UK' by the Mirror.

No less than 94 Swindon-based weirdos got their manky, shrivelled genitals out with the intention of upsetting someone; or spied on people without their consent – some while recording. Curtain-peepers and upskirt photographers fall into the latter category.

The figure is more than double what it was last year, suggesting there's either something in the water in Swindon or a particularly prolific creep on the loose. The rate of yuck, balanced per head of the population, is three times higher than the national average.

The rest of the 'top' nine are, in descending order of sleaziness:

  • Camden
  • Hackney
  • Blackpool
  • Westminster
  • Norwich
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Milton Keynes
  • Kingston upon Hull

However, there was some good news for residents of Rutland in the East Midlands: it was the only place in all of England and Wales with no flashers or peepers last year. Well done, Rutland.


Swindon, pull your trousers up. [Mirror]

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