Crime in Cumbria

Cumbria is the 63rd safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Cumbria in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 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 Egremont, and Maryport 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 Behaviour9,20317.87
Bicycle Theft2080.40
Burglary1,5422.99
Criminal Damage and Arson4,4308.60
Drugs9591.86
Other Crime6291.22
Other Theft2,0614.00
Possession of Weapons2410.47
Public Order3,9097.59
Robbery1050.20
Shoplifting1,4722.86
Theft From the Person780.15
Vehicle Crime7401.44
Violence and Sexual Offences14,78828.71

Cumbria's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cumbria
Barrow-in-Furness4,8017216% more dangerous
Carlisle7,3196710% more dangerous
Cockermouth3583954% safer
Dalton Town with Newton3474535% safer
Egremont6007722% more dangerous
Kendal1,862633.6% more dangerous
Maryport8317418% more dangerous
Ulverston4473859% safer
Windermere4305314% safer
Workington2,81510944% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Cumbria

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22181418Safer
Bicycle Theft0.540.580.460.40Safer
Burglary3.94.14.13.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011119Safer
Drugs1.52.01.81.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.41.51.2Safer
Other Theft5664.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.500.550.47Safer
Public Order2.9688Getting worse
Robbery0.170.240.310.20Safer
Shoplifting664.62.9Safer
Theft From the Person0.350.360.320.15Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.32.11.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19293429Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021