Barrow-in-Furness Crime Overview
Barrow-in-Furness is the most dangerous major town in Cumbria, and the among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 283 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Barrow-in-Furness in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Barrow-in-Furness ranks as the the 32nd most dangerous major town, and the the 1,095th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2020, Barrow-in-Furness had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Barrow-in-Furness residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Barrow-in-Furness recorded 4 reports of robbery during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst for robbery in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Barrow-in-Furness are violence and sexual offences, with 2,538 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 21% lower than 2019's figure of 3,068 offences and a difference of 7.91 from 2019's crime rate of 46. Barrow-in-Furness's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 27% from 2019's figure of 19 crimes.
Barrow-in-Furness Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Barrow-in-Furness This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,493||22.27||9,203||17.87||20% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||34||0.51||208||0.40||22% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||647||9.65||4,430||8.60||11% more dangerous|
|Drugs||136||2.03||959||1.86||8% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||90||1.34||629||1.22||9% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||221||3.30||2,061||4.00||21% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||33||0.49||241||0.47||4.1% more dangerous|
|Public Order||575||8.58||3,909||7.59||12% more dangerous|
|Robbery||19||0.28||105||0.20||29% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||271||4.04||1,472||2.86||29% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||15||0.22||78||0.15||32% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||61||0.91||740||1.44||58% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,538||37.85||14,788||28.71||24% more dangerous|
Barrow-in-Furness Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||12||11||10||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.61||0.82||0.88||0.49||Safer|
|Public Order||3.4||8||8||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.33||0.37||0.54||0.28||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.40||0.36||0.28||0.22||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||27||42||46||38||Safer|
Comparing Barrow-in-Furness to the UK's Major Cities
|Major Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||73.99||3.2% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||3.5% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||7% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||10% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||11% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||20% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||22% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||22% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||30% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||32% more dangerous|
Crime in Barrow-in-Furness During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Barrow-in-Furness change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Barrow-in-Furness saw a 200% increase in bicycle theft. Barrow-in-Furness saw a large fall in possession of weapons during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Barrow-in-Furness's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-26%||-25%||-55%||-21%||+46%||-24%||-3%||+48%||-29%|
|Possession of Weapons||-89%||-75%||-36%||-50%||-40%||-43%||+75%||-||+100%|
|Theft From the Person||+100%||-||-||-75%||-75%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-43%||-37%||0%||-16%||+31%||+14%||-13%||-25%||-29%|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Barrow-in-Furness
What police force serves Barrow-in-Furness?Barrow-in-Furness's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.
How dangerous is Barrow-in-Furness?Barrow-in-Furness is the most dangerous major town in Cumbria.
What is Barrow-in-Furness's most common crime?The most common crimes in Barrow-in-Furness are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Barrow-in-Furness?Barrow-in-Furness's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021