Barrow-in-Furness is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Cumbria, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Barrow-in-Furness in 2021 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Barrow-in-Furness is the 49th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 583rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2021, Barrow-in-Furness had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Barrow-in-Furness residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Barrow-in-Furness recorded 14 reports of drugs during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst for drugs in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Barrow-in-Furness are violence and sexual offences, with 2,852 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 4.4% higher than 2020's figure of 2,727 offences and a difference of 2.27 from 2020's crime rate of 49. Barrow-in-Furness's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 36% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Cumbria
48% higher, regional crime rate
26% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Barrow-in-Furness is 48% higher than the North West and 26% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Barrow-in-Furness 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: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,324||23.96||8,169||16.34||32% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||44||0.80||193||0.39||51% more dangerous|
|Burglary||216||3.91||1,379||2.76||29% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||708||12.81||4,651||9.30||27% more dangerous|
|Drugs||176||3.18||1,033||2.07||35% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||81||1.47||640||1.28||13% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||326||5.90||2,377||4.75||19% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||44||0.80||232||0.46||42% more dangerous|
|Public Order||698||12.63||4,332||8.66||31% more dangerous|
|Robbery||23||0.42||146||0.29||31% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||201||3.64||1,615||3.23||11% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||11||0.20||92||0.18||10% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||71||1.28||729||1.46||14% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,852||51.61||16,893||33.79||35% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Public order||On or near Malton Crescent||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Other crime||On or near Hardwick Street||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Cumbria View||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bridgegate Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Maylands Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Clifford Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Storey Square||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Powerful Street||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Dundonald Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Kent Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Consett Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Keyes Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Grantley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Forge Close||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Other crime||On or near Keith Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Abercorn Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Leeds Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Park Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||14||14||13||13||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.0||1.1||0.69||0.80||Safer|
|Public Order||9||10||12||13||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.45||0.65||0.34||0.42||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.43||0.34||0.27||0.20||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||51||56||49||52||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Barrow-in-Furness that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|The Willie Horne Gardens||2||-||-||-||3||0||19|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||12% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||20% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||25% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||35% more dangerous|
Barrow Central is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Barrow-in-Furness, followed by Orsmgill & Hindpool in second place, and Abbotsmead & Salthouse as the third most dangerous area. Barrow-in-Furness's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Hawcoat & Furness Abbey, Roose, and Walney Island North.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Abbotsmead & Salthouse||799||107||Third|
|Hawcoat & Furness Abbey||340||45||Seventh|
|Orsmgill & Hindpool||917||141||Second|
|Walney Island North||392||58||Sixth|
|Walney Island South & Barrow Island||520||84||Fourth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Barrow-in-Furness for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Roose (64)||Barrow Central (386)|
|Bicycle Theft||Roose (2)||Barrow Central (15)|
|Burglary||Walney Island North (8)||Barrow Central (78)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Roose (35)||Barrow Central (208)|
|Drugs||Hawcoat & Furness Abbey (3)||Barrow Central (59)|
|Other Crime||Hawcoat & Furness Abbey (1)||Barrow Central (28)|
|Other Theft||Hawcoat & Furness Abbey (12)||Barrow Central (93)|
|Possession of Weapons||Roose (3)||Walney Island South & Barrow Island (9)|
|Public Order||Roose (38)||Barrow Central (192)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Walney Island South & Barrow Island (1)||Barrow Central (11)|
|Shoplifting||Hawcoat & Furness Abbey (3)||Orsmgill & Hindpool (85)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Abbotsmead & Salthouse (1)||Parkside (4)|
|Vehicle Crime||Roose (3)||Barrow Central (19)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Roose (186)||Barrow Central (881)|
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. Burglary 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%||-15%|
|Possession of Weapons||-89%||-75%||-36%||-50%||-40%||-43%||+75%||-||+100%||+25%|
|Theft From the Person||+100%||-||-||-75%||-75%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-43%||-37%||0%||-16%||+31%||+14%||-13%||-25%||-29%||-14%|