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Hit-and-run scrapes cost 1.25 billion

  • 700,000 scrapes a year
  • Average repair bill is 1800
  • Full list of worst 25 cities for incidents
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Innocent drivers across the UK face repair bills of 1.25 billion a year from hit-and-run scrapes, according to new research.

The study, by accident management company Accident Exchange, reveals that there are 700,000 Parked Car Incidents (PCIs) each year. The average cost of repair is 1800.

London topped the 25 worst cities in Britain for PCIs, followed by Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Norwich.

Worst 25 cities for Parked Car Incidents (PCIs)
Location Annual PCI repair bill
1 London 118,742,400
2 Glasgow 23,839,200
3 Birmingham 23,688,000
4 Manchester 16,228,800
5 Norwich 14,263,200
6 Oxford 12,902,400
7 Bristol 10,785,600
8 Liverpool 10,231,200
9 Newcastle 10,080,000
10 Coventry 9,576,000
11 Leeds 9,273,600
12 Leicester 8,769,600
13 Wolverhampton 8,467,200
14 Nottingham 8,064,000
15 Derby 7,912,800
16 Cardiff 7,509,600
17 Cambridge 7,308,000
18 Sheffield 6,854,400
19 York 6,400,800
20 Durham 6,199,200
21 Portsmouth/Southampton 5,896,800
22 Edinburgh 5,392,800
23 Bradford 4,990,200
24 Swindon 4,989,600
25 Cheltenham/Gloucester 4,687,200

Source: AccidentExchange.com