Belfast ‘least safe’ of eight UK/Irish cities: survey

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Short-break tourists see Belfast as being perhaps the UK and Ireland’s least-safe city according to survey results.

The poll from Post Office Travel Insurance asked the views of 2,075 UK adults .

Of the eight such destinations in the survey, only 37 per cent deemed Belfast “safe”, with 19 per cent viewing it as “risky”.

By contrast, London was viewed as “safe” by 58 per cent, and “risky” by 16 per cent.

Meanwhile, the cities of York and Bath were deemed the two safest destinations in the British Isles, among those surveyed.

Globally, the least-safe city among the 42 considered was Cairo, with 56 per cent seeing the Egyptian city as risky and only seven per cent saying it was safe.