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Crime and Safety in Dalton Town with Newton

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Dalton Town with Newton is the safest small town in Cumbria, and is the 76th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dalton Town with Newton in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 45% lower than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dalton Town with Newton is the 310th safest small town, and the 3,573rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Dalton Town with Newton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cumbria for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Dalton Town with Newton residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Dalton Town with Newton recorded 2 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Cumbria that month.

The most common crimes in Dalton Town with Newton are violence and sexual offences, with 210 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 1.81 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Dalton Town with Newton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Dalton Town with Newton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Cumbria

8% lower, regional crime rate

North West

54% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dalton Town with Newton is 8% lower than the North West and 54% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dalton Town with Newton Crime Rate Over Time

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Dalton Town with Newton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Dalton Town with Newton 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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Historical Crime Rates for Dalton Town with Newton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147366
202047367
201944341
201838290
201728217
201635267

Crime in Dalton Town with Newton Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Dalton Town with Newton This Year

 Dalton Town with NewtonCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11514.888,16916.34 10% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131930.39 200% safer
Burglary50.651,3792.76 325% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson395.054,6519.30 84% safer
Drugs111.421,0332.07 46% safer
Other Crime81.046401.28 23% safer
Other Theft182.332,3774.75 104% safer
Possession of Weapons40.522320.46 12% more dangerous
Public Order516.604,3328.66 31% safer
Shoplifting81.041,6153.23 211% safer
Theft From the Person10.13920.18 38% safer
Vehicle Crime101.297291.46 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21027.1716,89333.79 24% safer

Dalton Town with Newton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton Town with Newton36647.36-
Cockermouth46651.107% more dangerous
Windermere48259.5620% more dangerous
Ulverston75864.7327% more dangerous
Egremont55671.5834% more dangerous
Penrith1,16173.1135% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dalton Town with Newton

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Recent Crimes in Dalton Town with Newton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ruskin AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen'S TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Slater StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hartington StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Market StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancaster StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scales CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near James TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scales CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Scales CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Prince StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Langdale CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Union StreetLocal resolution
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Fell CroftFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Porter StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Union StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Slater StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Skelwith DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Dalton Town with Newton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13101615 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.13--0.13No change
Burglary2.31.61.90.65 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6655 Safer
Drugs1.20.911.31.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.651.31.41.0 Getting worse
Other Theft2.12.21.72.3 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.130.520.390.52 Getting worse
Public Order2.7567 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.90.523.41.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.13-0.130.13No change
Vehicle Crime1.20.651.01.3 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19252527 Getting worse

Changes In Dalton Town with Newton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Dalton Town with Newton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9319% safer
Dalton Town with Newton47.36-
Birmingham49.604.5% more dangerous
Barnet67.0829% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0347% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Dalton Town with Newton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Dalton South26448First

Crime in Dalton Town with Newton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dalton Town with Newton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Dalton Town with Newton saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Dalton Town with Newton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+220%+200%+14%-+267%+600%+267%--50%
Burglary------50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson---88%+150%+200%--67%+150%--33%
Drugs-+100%+100%----+300%--
Other Crime-75%--+200%------
Other Theft---67%--67%-67%----
Public Order-60%-+20%-50%-43%-+150%+400%-25%-33%
Shoplifting----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%-53%+31%+79%--36%--46%+70%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dalton Town with Newton

What police force serves Dalton Town with Newton?
Dalton Town with Newton's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.

How dangerous is Dalton Town with Newton?
Dalton Town with Newton is the safest small town in Cumbria.

What is Dalton Town with Newton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Dalton Town with Newton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Dalton Town with Newton?
Dalton Town with Newton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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