‘Crap Towns’, the book first released in 2003 exposed towns and cities up and down the UK for being generally.. well.. crap. Property portal TheHouseShop.com have analysed house prices and crime rates in the top 10 Crap Towns from 2003 and 2004 to see how far these areas have come. They detail the results here…
The controversial book, and its sequel Crap Towns II (2004), shone light upon areas that were less than desirable; but over a decade later, have these ‘crap towns’ managed to turn themselves around? Or have they merely strengthened their ‘crappy’ credentials?
From Cumbernauld to Corby and Bradford to Bexhill-on-sea, the controversial Crap Towns list brought unwanted attention to the grim, the dangerous and the disappointing places that Brits love to hate.
Over a decade later, TheHouseShop.com have calculated the average price of properties currently on the market, and the average crime rate, for Hackney, Hull, Basingstoke and Luton, in an attempt to assess how these locations are performing today.