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Crime and Safety in Egremont

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Egremont is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cumbria, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egremont in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 4.1% higher than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egremont is the 231st most dangerous small town, and the 1,431st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2017, Egremont had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Egremont are violence and sexual offences, with 265 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 8% lower than 2020's figure of 285 offences and a difference of 2.58 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Egremont's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 75% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Egremont 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cumbria

28% higher, regional crime rate

North West

1.7% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Egremont is 28% higher than the North West and 1.7% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Egremont Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Egremont 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 Egremont

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202172556
202084653
201970544
201863486
201746358
201642328

Crime in Egremont Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Egremont This Year

 EgremontCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16621.378,16916.34 24% more dangerous
Burglary141.801,3792.76 53% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8410.814,6519.30 14% more dangerous
Drugs131.671,0332.07 24% safer
Other Crime192.456401.28 48% more dangerous
Other Theft273.482,3774.75 36% safer
Possession of Weapons81.032320.46 55% more dangerous
Public Order10113.004,3328.66 33% more dangerous
Robbery40.511460.29 43% more dangerous
Shoplifting131.671,6153.23 93% safer
Vehicle Crime81.037291.46 42% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26534.1116,89333.79 0.94% more dangerous

Egremont Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton Town with Newton36647.3651% safer
Cockermouth46651.1040% safer
Windermere48259.5620% safer
Ulverston75864.7311% safer
Egremont55671.58-
Penrith1,16173.112.1% more dangerous
Maryport92381.7512% more dangerous
Whitehaven2,08089.9320% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Egremont

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Recent Crimes in Egremont

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Riverside DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Smithfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bank LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Copeland AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ashlea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near St Bridget'S LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bank LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Copeland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Riverside DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Copeland AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashlea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Egremont Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18152421 Getting worse
Burglary2.42.61.41.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1381211 Safer
Drugs0.901.71.21.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.22.41.22.4 Getting worse
Other Theft4.82.61.93.5 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.260.390.131.0 Getting worse
Public Order7172613 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.13-0.130.51 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.01.22.11.7 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.31.40.511.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28323734 Getting worse

Changes In Egremont's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egremont to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9379% safer
Birmingham49.6044% safer
Barnet67.087% safer
Egremont71.58-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0320% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9453% more dangerous

Crime in Egremont's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Egremont & Moor Row55672First

Crime in Egremont During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Egremont change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Egremont saw a 2,500% increase in public order. Egremont saw a large fall in public order during October, when it fell by 82% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+22%+183%+75%+160%+243%+20%+8%+160%+88%+155%
Burglary-50%-80%-33%----+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson---67%-57%+67%+800%-+450%+600%+225%
Drugs--+50%-+100%-----
Other Crime---+50%---67%---
Other Theft-75%------67%-67%-50%-
Public Order+575%+217%+1,450%+2,500%+33%-18%-62%-82%-70%-67%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--------50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%+50%+75%+79%+90%-59%-48%-12%-32%+115%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Egremont

What police force serves Egremont?
Egremont's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.

How dangerous is Egremont?
Egremont is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cumbria.

What is Egremont's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Egremont are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Egremont?
Egremont's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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