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Names Of Brits ‘Most Likely To Be Criminals’ Have Been Revealed

Shiala Mahmood

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Names Of Brits ‘Most Likely To Be Criminals’ Have Been Revealed

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Data has revealed the most common criminal names in the UK from 2019 to 2020.

A name can say a lot about a person and many parents to be spend days, even months browsing websites and baby books to find the perfect name for their bundle of joy.

But now parents could be worrying about whether their chosen baby means their child is more likely to end up a criminal.

Gambling website goodluckmate sent a Freedom of Information request to police forces across 17 constabularies and received the names of over 42,000 criminals.

The names of Brits 'most likely' to be criminals have been revealed. Credit: Pexels
The names of Brits 'most likely' to be criminals have been revealed. Credit: Pexels

There was 1,010 male criminals named David and 117 female criminals named Sarah, making them the biggest offenders in 2019-2020.

Offenders named David were closely followed by offenders named Daniel with a total of 1,001 criminals with the name.

Sarah was followed by Amy with a total of 111 criminals sharing the name.

Other names such as Michael, Paul, Claire and Rachel made it onto the Top 10 list of male and female offenders shown below:

Top 10 Lawbreaking male names

  1. David - 1,010 criminal charges
  2. Daniel - 1,001 criminal charges
  3. Michael - 895 criminal charges
  4. Paul - 874 criminal charges 
  5. James - 796 criminal charges 
  6. John - 742 criminal charges 
  7. Mark - 742 criminal charges 
  8. Lee - 701 criminal charges 
  9. Christopher - 691 criminal charges 
  10. Andrew - 660 criminal charges

Top 10 lawbreaking female names

  1. Sarah - 117 criminal charges
  2. Amy - 111 criminal charges
  3. Claire - 104 criminal charges
  4. Lisa - 103 criminal charges
  5. Lauren - 101 criminal charges
  6. Kelly - 99 criminal charges
  7. Rachel - 98 criminal charges
  8. Nicole - 85 criminal charges
  9. Michelle - 80 criminal charges
  10. Louise - 75 criminal charges

Anxious parents who are currently looking for a baby name or have recently named a child will be pleased to learn that the data did not coincide with the most popular baby names of 2019.

Oliver which was the top name that year only appeared 55 times on criminal charges. However, the second most popular baby name George, appeared on 166 criminal charges.

Babies called Sarah and David are most likely to end up in the clink. Credit: Pexels
Babies called Sarah and David are most likely to end up in the clink. Credit: Pexels

The top three girls names in 2019 were less likely to appear on criminal charges, with Olivia, Amelia and Isla appearing just 10, 3 and 1 time on the charge sheets.

A Spokesperson for Goodluckmate said: "Our names play a huge part in our identity, but can they influence who we turn out to be?

"We wanted to find out if a name can make someone more likely to become a criminal, so we made Freedom of Info request to police forces asking for the names of people that were charged with crimes in the last two years, so we could discover the names most likely to commit crimes."

Shiala Mahmood
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