Phone breakage stats reveal UK’s clumsiest city

A study by an phone repair company has revealed the UK's clumsiest city.

Data collated from 160,000 online searches by mobile phone repair specialist iSmash has revealed the extent to which clumsiness and geography are intertwined.

It is the biggest study of mobile phone breakages in the UK and was carried out by iSmash.

The list of the UK's 25 most clumsy cities looks like this:

  1. Leeds
  2. Nottingham
  3. Bristol
  4. Newcastle
  5. Manchester
  6. Glasgow
  7. Cardiff
  8. Brighton
  9. Birmingham
  10. Liverpool
  11. Belfast
  12. Edinburgh
  13. Sheffield
  14. Plymouth
  15. Coventry
  16. Derby
  17. Stoke-on-Trent
  18. Wolverhampton
  19. Hull
  20. Leicester
  21. Bradford
  22. Sunderland
  23. London
  24. Swansea
  25. Wakefield

Cities in the North dominate at the top of the chart, with Leeds identified as Britain's undisputed number-one Clumsytown.

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Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool are all ranked within top 10, while Nottingham and Bristol were second and third overall – accounting for a disproportionate share of the £3.1bn spent on gadget repairs in the UK since 2012.

The study has brought together Wakefield and Swansea as homes for careful phone owners. And perhaps surprisingly, given the fast and frenetic pace of life in the capital, London also finds itself low on the list, ranking 23rd out of 25.

Julian Shovlin, founder of iSmash says; “Breaking a phone is not just frustrating and inconvenient but can also prove very costly. I’d like to humbly suggest that those in our top clumsy cities invest in a good phone case!”

iSmash is offering £10 off repairs during June, when customers use the code PHONEPAS.