New data has revealed which cities jewellery thieves targeted most in 2020, as well as how jewellery thefts were trending over the 2018-2020 period.

Across 30 of the UK’s largest towns and cities, Jewellerybox data found that 20,809 thefts with a value of at least £90 million were made last year.

That figure is trending downwards, however, with only one area seeing a rise between 2018 and 2020, and a total £400 million in thefts in that time.


Meanwhile, Jewellerybox showed that (London aside) Nottingham, closely followed by Leeds, were the top two cities for jewellery theft in the last three years.

Bradford, Sheffield and Northampton rounded out the top five, while Huddersfield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Sunderland and Luton brought up the rear of the top ten.

When it came to the highest valued losses, however, the list looked slightly different.

Blackpool was the only area which saw an increase in jewellery theft between 2018 and 2020, with a 5.8% rise.