WARRINGTON has the lowest levels of vehicles being vandalised in the county, according to new figures.

Hundreds of incidents of vehicle vandalism were reported in the town between April 2017 and March 2018.

In total, 809 motorists reported their cars and vans being targeted during this period.

But the rate of 2.86 incidents per 1,000 residents was the lowest of any borough in Cheshire.

The highest levels were reported in Halton, where 636 acts of vandalism measured in at 4.98 offences for everyone 1,000 people living in Runcorn and Widnes.

Nationally, South Nottinghamshire was the worst local authority for vehicles being vandalised – while the Isles of Scilly had the lowest levels.

Research by MoneySuperMarket also looked at the types of vehicles that were most likely to be attacked by vandals.

Mercedes, BMWs and Fiats were the most commonly vandalised makes, while Seats, Citroens and Hondas were the least frequently targeted.

Convertibles, coupes and saloon cars were at the highest risk of being targeted, while MPVs, hatchbacks and estate cars were the least vandalised.

Vehicles coloured green, black and white were the attacked most often, with blue, silver and red the safest.

Rachel Wait from MoneySuperMarket said: “Only one in four victims of vandalism decide to report the incident to their insurance company, possibly due to concerns about losing their no-claims discount.

“However, some insurance providers protect a driver’s no-claims bonus for cases of vandalism, so it’s worth double checking your policy as you may be protected without realising.

“A comprehensive car insurance policy is likely to cover you for these offences, as opposed to a third-party policy.

“Be sure to shop around for the best deal online and look out for vandalism cover in your policy for peace of mind.”