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Cumbria Crime Statistics

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Cumbria is the 25th safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cumbria in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cumbria's larger towns and cities, Workington is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Carlisle, and Barrow-in-Furness comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cumbria, starting with Dalton Town with Newton which ranks as the safest area in Cumbria, followed up by Cockermouth in second place, and Kendal in third place.

Cumbria Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cumbria represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Cumbria Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,16916.34
Bicycle Theft1930.39
Burglary1,3792.76
Criminal Damage and Arson4,6519.30
Drugs1,0332.07
Other Crime6401.28
Other Theft2,3774.75
Possession of Weapons2320.46
Public Order4,3328.66
Robbery1460.29
Shoplifting1,6153.23
Theft From the Person920.18
Vehicle Crime7291.46
Violence and Sexual Offences16,89333.79

Cumbria's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cumbria
Barrow-in-Furness5,45199 30% more dangerous
Carlisle7,824104 34% more dangerous
Cockermouth46651 34% safer
Dalton Town with Newton36647 45% safer
Egremont55672 4.1% more dangerous
Kendal1,64756 24% safer
Maryport92382 16% more dangerous
Penrith1,16173 6% more dangerous
Ulverston75865 6% safer
Whitehaven2,08090 24% more dangerous
Windermere48260 15% safer
Workington3,278127 46% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Cumbria

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19152016 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.600.470.410.39 Safer
Burglary4.24.23.32.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111199 Safer
Drugs2.11.92.02.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.51.31.3 Safer
Other Theft664.44.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.560.510.46 Safer
Public Order6889 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.320.220.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting64.83.23.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.330.180.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.32.21.61.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30353134 Getting worse
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