Aberdeen is Britain’s safest city, according to a new report from a leading credit agency.
The figures, which were gathered by Provident from a survey of UK residents, saw the Granite City emerge at number one.
The accolade followed Aberdeen recently receiving the Purple Flag award for a fourth year in a row, which recognised it as having a safe city centre and nightlife.
The report declared: “Aberdeen is as welcoming, friendly and safe as it has ever been, going by our data.
“Overall, it continues to be one of the best cities in the UK, according to its residents.”
The study discovered nearly 70% of residents thought there was a strong sense of community and more than 76% added they got along with their neighbours so much they would happily look after their houses while they were on holiday.