If the Cheshire suburb were a real place, it would have the highest murder rate in the world, especially because of all the serial killers who starred in the series.
Hollyoaks is one of the most dangerous places in the world, with an incredibly high murder rate.
The suburb of Cheshire has the highest murder rate in the world.
The murder rate in Hollyoaks is equivalent to 12.4 murders per 1,000 people.
Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders each had only 20 murders in the same period.
In the Soap, which recently celebrated its 25th birthday, 93 people were murdered, which corresponds to an average murder rate of 3.7 murders per year.
The first five years in Hollyoaks were relatively quiet – people even died a natural death – then came the serial killer Toby Mills in 2001 and killed 13 women in 2002 and 2003.
This is about 1,000 times higher than the rate in England and Wales, which is 0.011 per 1,000.
This is also almost ten times higher than in Tijuana in Mexico, which in 2019 had the highest murder rate in the world at 1.34 per 1,000, according to the analysis of El Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal (The Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice), an advocacy group based in Mexico City.
Toby Mills was also Hollyoak’s most prolific serial killer-but the soap has so far driven six more killers to their doom.
As a result, 2003, along with 2013, had the highest death toll.
However, the murder rate in the region has been falling in recent years.
It peaked at an average of 7.4 murders per year between 2011 and 2015, but fell back to an average of 5.4 per year between 2016 and 2020.
Between 2011 and 2015, Coronation Street and Emmerdale averaged 0.8 murders per year and EastEnders 1.0 murders per year.
The other soaps, however, are becoming more dangerous places to live – perhaps closing the gap with the Hollyoaks.
Coronation Street has seen 25 murders in its 60 years, EastEnders 28 in 35 years and Emmerdale 23 in 48 years.
Between 2016 and 2020, however, this number rose to an average of 1.8 per year in Coronation Street, 1.2 per year in EastEnders and 1.6 per year in Emmerdale.