BRISTOL Airport has been named as having the 9th highest crime rate per passenger in the UK, new data reveals.

Get Licensed carried out a series of Freedom Of Information requests to find out which airport has the highest crime rate.

This covers an all manner of misdemeanours, ranging from rowdy public disturbances to more serious drug-related and sexual offences.

In 2022, Bristol Airport saw 302 crimes recorded out of 7,948,941 passengers. The Get Licensed website reads: "Bristol Airport saw the third-largest increase in airport crimes in 2022, with a 292% increase seeing the number of crimes rise from 77 in 2021 to 302 the following year."

The most common type of airport crime was theft, with 2,891 of these offences recorded last year.

Humberside Airport came in at the top of the list, with 9.7 crimes per 100,000 passengers, whilst Birmingham Airport came in last, with 3.6 crimes per 100,000 passengers.

Bristol Airport and Avon and Somerset Police have been approached for a comment.

North Somerset Times: Theft was the most common crime.Theft was the most common crime. (Image: Digitaloft)