Larne is the second most dangerous small towns in Antrim, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Antrim's 33 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Larne in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Antrim's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Antrim rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Larne is the 382nd safest small town, and the 2,862nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2021, Larne was the worst small town in Antrim for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Larne residents, when it was Antrim's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Larne recorded 4 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for other crime in Antrim that month.
The most common crimes in Larne are violence and sexual offences, with 484 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 456 offences and a difference of 1.50 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Larne's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Antrim
15% higher, regional crime rate
42% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Larne is 15% higher than Northern Ireland and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Larne represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||722||38.50||27,940||47.03||22% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.11||444||0.75||582% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||220||11.73||7,540||12.69||8% safer|
|Other Crime||26||1.39||969||1.63||17% safer|
|Other Theft||63||3.36||4,422||7.44||121% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||16||0.85||491||0.83||2.4% more dangerous|
|Public Order||12||0.64||561||0.94||47% safer|
|Theft From the Person||2||0.11||168||0.28||155% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||12||0.64||1,158||1.95||205% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||484||25.81||21,455||36.12||40% safer|
View crime percentage over time for
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||12||10||12||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.3||1.3||1.3||1.4||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.37||0.75||0.75||0.85||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.05||0.11||0.05||0.05||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.05||0.11||-||0.11||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||21||25||24||26||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||20% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||35% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||40% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||41% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||47% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||52% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||56% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||59% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||59% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||64% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Larne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Larne saw a 500% increase in burglary. Larne saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-74%||-62%||-26%||-||-30%||+6%||+167%||-5%||-14%||-|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||+200%||-||-||-||+100%||-||-67%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+70%||-58%||-22%||+2%||+5%||-37%||-40%||-41%||+32%||+61%|