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UK Crime Rates 2021 - 2022

The crime rate in the United Kingdom was 79.52 per 1,000 people in 2021–2022. The overall UK crime rate saw a 1.18% increase from 2020. Among England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the country with the highest crime rate was England, at 77.49 crimes per 1,000 people.

CountryCrime RateAnnual Trend
United Kingdom79.52 per 1,000 people+1.18%
England77.49 per 1,000 people+5.86%
Wales75.16 per 1,000 people+4.86%
Northern Ireland52.44 per 1,000 people+8.16%

Crime rates represent crimes reported 2021–2022 (2021 calendar year).

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Open Police Force Data

Mapping and analysis of crime and safety data in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

CrimeRate.co.uk is a data analysis and GIS project dedicated to uncovering crime trends in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We aggregate open police force data, social media signals and file FOI requests with local police departments to build the most complete catalogue of crime and safety information in the region.

We are actively working to encourage more open data initiatives in the UK, since Greater Manchester Police have paused or failed to implement open data systems. Police Scotland also have roadblocks to effective use of FOI requests to access recent records.

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Crime Type Statistics

Crime TypeMost Recent
Crime Count
Crime rate
per 1,000
residents
Anti-Social Behaviour1,416,94624
Bicycle Theft69,6031.2
Burglary235,2803.9
Criminal Damage and Arson481,0628
Drugs173,5332.9
Possession of Weapons41,9950.70
Public Order511,5989
Robbery55,6100.93
Shoplifting239,2924.0
Theft From the Person67,3081.1
Vehicle Crime319,1935
Violence and Sexual Offences2,051,93234
 
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County & Major City Crime Statistics

CountyMost Recent Crime CountCrime Rate per 1,000 Residents
Antrim41,01269
Armagh6,38666
Bedfordshire48,64772
Berkshire62,03668
Bristol49,181106
Buckinghamshire51,73064
Cambridgeshire61,06271
Cheshire77,69473
Clwyd40,67981
Cornwall24,46743
Cumbria33,21766
Derbyshire77,63673
Devon61,57451
Dorset46,56660
Down15,05245
Durham77,04089
Dyfed23,20060
East Riding of Yorkshire49,76383
East Sussex57,68068
Essex143,67978
Fermanagh1,25259
Gloucestershire43,36847
Gwent43,16273
Gwynedd12,16663
Hampshire129,98070
Herefordshire9,91852
Hertfordshire71,21860
Isle of Wight9,56268
Kent158,50085
Lancashire109,29572
Leicestershire75,83672
Lincolnshire81,97975
London782,81687
Londonderry11,23165
Merseyside126,43688
Mid Glamorgan30,81169
Norfolk63,25470
North Yorkshire79,95669
Northamptonshire62,89484
Northumberland23,12672
Nottinghamshire85,28373
Oxfordshire40,68059
Powys6,61150
Rutland1,40235
Shropshire28,98358
Somerset56,58358
South Glamorgan42,22984
South Yorkshire126,27390
Staffordshire33,09729
Suffolk50,85267
Surrey60,14050
Tyne & Wear104,91292
Tyrone4,58357
Warwickshire37,91166
West Glamorgan27,48670
West Midlands266,47991
West Sussex50,54659
West Yorkshire243,047104
Wiltshire37,65452
Worcestershire37,12562

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