Glasgow named worse city for phone crime

Got a nice new swanky phone? Best not go to Glasgow then. A new survey by insurance company CPP Phonesafe has found the Scottish city the worst place to go if you don't want your phone nicked.

According to the survey 1 in 5 people in the UK has now been the victim of mobile phone theft with the CPP figures showing that we are most vulnerable to thieves while enjoying a pint in the pub with our friends, surrounded by people.

Twenty-two per cent of victims reported having their mobiles stolen in a bar compared to just 9% who said their phones were taken while they were in the high street.

Other cities in the top 10 include Belfast, Liverpool, Chelmsford, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Cambridge and of course London.

"It's alarming how common mobile theft is becoming. A recent study from the Metropolitan Police revealed as many as 10,000 mobile phones are stolen every month", said John Walkley, Head of Mobile Phone Security at CPP Phonesafe.

Not surprisingly coming from a company that specialises in mobile phone insurance, the results suggested that "almost two-thirds of people in the UK fail to insure their mobile phone despite the fact that the average handset would cost more than £200 to replace and airtime abuse can run into several hundreds of pounds".