Metropolitan Lisburn Crime Overview

Metropolitan Lisburn is the second safest medium-sized town 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 Metropolitan Lisburn in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Antrim's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Antrim rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Metropolitan Lisburn is the 34th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,234th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Metropolitan Lisburn was the worst medium-sized town in Antrim for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.03 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Metropolitan Lisburn residents, when it was Antrim's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Metropolitan Lisburn recorded 26 reports of other theft during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.83 the worst medium-sized town for other theft in Antrim that month.

The most common crimes in Metropolitan Lisburn are violence and sexual offences, with 663 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 3.9% higher than 2019's figure of 637 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Metropolitan Lisburn's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

Compare Metropolitan Lisburn to other towns and cities

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Crime in Metropolitan Lisburn Compared To Antrim

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Summary of Crimes in Metropolitan Lisburn This Year

 Metropolitan LisburnAntrim 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,22239.1831,27352.6434% safer
Bicycle Theft80.264670.79204% safer
Burglary662.122,1413.6070% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2698.637,36712.4044% safer
Drugs1173.753,3985.7253% safer
Other Crime521.679431.594.8% more dangerous
Other Theft2116.774,4887.5512% safer
Possession of Weapons190.615320.9048% safer
Public Order300.965380.915% more dangerous
Robbery80.262840.4885% safer
Shoplifting130.422,7534.631002% safer
Theft From the Person20.061700.29383% safer
Vehicle Crime541.731,1541.9412% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences66321.2616,77728.2433% safer

Metropolitan Lisburn Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Carrickfergus94433.7244% safer
Metropolitan Lisburn1,51248.48-
Lisburn City2,83062.3822% more dangerous
Ballymena2,49784.5043% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Metropolitan Lisburn

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Metropolitan Lisburn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39302939Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.420.290.26Safer
Burglary3.23.23.62.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111099Safer
Drugs2.02.73.03.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.61.21.7Getting worse
Other Theft9887Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.580.380.61Getting worse
Public Order1.00.710.870.96Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.220.220.26Safer
Shoplifting0.480.420.450.42Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.030.130.060.06Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.01.71.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192021Getting worse

Changes In Metropolitan Lisburn's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Metropolitan Lisburn to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Metropolitan Lisburn48.48-
Barnet67.7128% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Metropolitan Lisburn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Metropolitan Lisburn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Metropolitan Lisburn saw a 350% increase in other crime. Metropolitan Lisburn saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 75% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%+71%+60%+72%+33%+28%+27%+38%+39%+64%
Bicycle Theft------50%----
Burglary-38%-+50%-75%--43%-60%-36%-58%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-12%+5%-+14%-19%-15%-25%-15%+45%+45%
Drugs-44%+20%-+100%-11%-31%--44%+150%+83%
Other Crime+350%--50%-25%--33%-57%-33%+200%+100%
Other Theft-8%-50%-54%+27%-27%+33%+100%-30%+11%-29%
Possession of Weapons--75%--+100%-+100%---
Public Order-50%-33%-40%---67%-67%+100%-50%-
Robbery-----+200%---50%-
Shoplifting--67%----50%+100%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+150%+200%-33%--20%-60%-44%-25%-71%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%-2%+17%-17%+27%+65%+5%-22%-5%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Metropolitan Lisburn

What police force serves Metropolitan Lisburn?
Metropolitan Lisburn's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
How dangerous is Metropolitan Lisburn?
Metropolitan Lisburn is the second safest medium-sized town in Antrim.
What is Metropolitan Lisburn's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Metropolitan Lisburn are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Metropolitan Lisburn?
Metropolitan Lisburn's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021