Crime in Cumbria

Cumbria is the 26th safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cumbria in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 31 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 Ulverston which ranks as the safest area in Cumbria, followed up by Cockermouth in second place, and Dalton Town with Newton in third place.

Crime Map of Cumbria

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Cumbria Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,79919.60
Bicycle Theft2070.41
Burglary1,6453.29
Criminal Damage and Arson4,7279.45
Drugs1,0222.04
Other Crime6551.31
Other Theft2,2014.40
Possession of Weapons2560.51
Public Order4,1438.29
Robbery1100.22
Shoplifting1,6083.22
Theft From the Person880.18
Vehicle Crime8081.62
Violence and Sexual Offences15,74731.49

Cumbria's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cumbria
Barrow-in-Furness5,1879429% more dangerous
Carlisle7,81610436% more dangerous
Cockermouth3794260% safer
Dalton Town with Newton3674740% safer
Egremont6538421% more dangerous
Kendal1,977670.30% more dangerous
Maryport9008017% more dangerous
Penrith1,058670.29% more dangerous
Ulverston4744064% safer
Whitehaven1,8978219% more dangerous
Windermere4755913% safer
Workington3,02711743% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Cumbria

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23191520Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.600.470.41Safer
Burglary4.04.24.23.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011119Safer
Drugs1.52.11.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.41.51.3Safer
Other Theft5664.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.510.560.51Getting worse
Public Order3.0688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.240.320.22Safer
Shoplifting664.83.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.370.330.18Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.32.21.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20303531Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021