A research study has revealed that Bexley is the second safest borough in London when it comes to mobile phone thefts.

Research carried out by Mazuma looked at the rates of phone thefts across London over the past three years.

Bexley had 1,535 reported mobile phone theft cases compared to Camden Council which had 19,835 reported cases during the same period.

Mazuma contacted police forces across the UK in a bid to find out where in the country has the most and least amount of thefts that involved hand held devices.

The data for London was broken down by Borough which also shows that Sutton ranked in as number one - with only 1,416 reported cases, in comparison to Westminster which has a record number of 33,330 mobile phone thefts over a three-year period, making it the number one mobile phone theft hotspot in the capital.

The research was also split into Apple or Samsung devices and found that Apple phones are more at risk of being stolen.

Boroughs with the lowest number of mobile phone thefts during the past three years:

1. Sutton - 1,416

2. Bexley - 1,535

3. Richmond - 1,800

4. Merton - 2,064

5. Kingston - 2,140

Boroughs with the highest number of mobile phone thefts during the past three years:

1. Westminster - 33,330

2. Camden - 19,835

3. Islington - 15,925

4. Hackney - 13,053

5. Southwark - 11,710