Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Melton Mowbray is the most dangerous town in England

A shocking report from today's Independent:
The borough in Leicestershire, where Melton Mowbray pies have been produced since the 19th century, has the highest concentration of accidental death, according to figures out today. ... 
Melton ... had the highest rate of accidental deaths in 2010/11, 29 per 100,000 people. The authority with the lowest rate was Runnymede, Surrey, with 5.5 deaths per 100,000. 
Melton also had the most number of years of life lost annually, at 95.6 per 10,000 people compared with 10 per 10,000 in Surrey Heath.
The paper asked for reaction from local residents:
"Nothing much really goes on here apart from pork pies and Stilton cheese," said Malise Graham, a Conservative councillor in Melton.

2 comments:

Martin Brookes said...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/melton-is-revealed-as-accidental-death-capital-of-england-7584920.html

i took a ;ppl at independent it's dated march 2012?

Jonathan Calder said...

I don't suppose Melton has got any safer since then.