Cockermouth Crime Overview

Cockermouth is the second safest small town in Cumbria, and the the 78th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 283 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cockermouth in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Cockermouth ranks as the the 211st safest small town, and the the 3,953rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Cockermouth had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Cockermouth are violence and sexual offences, with 180 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 26% lower than 2019's figure of 226 offences and a difference of 5.04 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Cockermouth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Cockermouth This Year

 CockermouthCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11712.839,20317.8739% safer
Bicycle Theft50.552080.4027% more dangerous
Burglary212.301,5422.9930% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson293.184,4308.60170% safer
Drugs80.889591.86111% safer
Other Crime80.886291.2239% safer
Other Theft343.732,0614.007% safer
Possession of Weapons10.112410.47327% safer
Public Order525.703,9097.5933% safer
Shoplifting131.431,4722.86100% safer
Theft From the Person10.11780.1536% safer
Vehicle Crime60.667401.44118% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18019.7414,78828.7145% safer

Cockermouth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston44738.172.8% safer
Cockermouth35839.25-
Dalton Town with Newton34744.9013% more dangerous
Windermere43053.1326% more dangerous
Maryport83173.6047% more dangerous
Egremont60077.2449% more dangerous

Cockermouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16151013Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.220.220.55Getting worse
Burglary2.54.61.62.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6683.2Safer
Drugs0.440.660.660.88Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.770.990.88Safer
Other Theft4.3553.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.11-0.11No change
Public Order1.94.376Getting worse
Shoplifting3.6651.4Safer
Theft From the Person0.330.220.110.11Safer
Vehicle Crime0.992.41.40.66Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12182520Getting worse

Comparing Cockermouth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Cockermouth39.25-
Coventry71.5045% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9947% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2347% more dangerous
Croydon77.1849% more dangerous
Bradford79.1950% more dangerous
London80.7051% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0256% more dangerous
Bristol91.5757% more dangerous
Leeds91.9057% more dangerous
Leicester102.5162% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9463% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cockermouth

What police force serves Cockermouth?
Cockermouth's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.
How dangerous is Cockermouth?
Cockermouth is the second safest small town in Cumbria.
What is Cockermouth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cockermouth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cockermouth?
Cockermouth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021