Egremont Crime Overview

Egremont is the most dangerous small 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 Egremont in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Egremont ranks as the the 127th most dangerous small town, and the the 877th 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 257 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 3.9% higher than 2019's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 1.28 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Egremont's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Egremont This Year

 EgremontCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16120.739,20317.8714% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.512080.4022% more dangerous
Burglary111.421,5422.99111% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8410.814,4308.6020% more dangerous
Drugs70.909591.86107% safer
Other Crime91.166291.225% safer
Other Theft151.932,0614.00107% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132410.47262% safer
Public Order19224.723,9097.5969% more dangerous
Robbery10.131050.2054% safer
Shoplifting151.931,4722.8648% safer
Theft From the Person10.13780.1515% safer
Vehicle Crime30.397401.44269% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25733.0814,78828.7113% more dangerous

Egremont Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston44738.17102% safer
Cockermouth35839.2597% safer
Dalton Town with Newton34744.9072% safer
Windermere43053.1345% safer
Maryport83173.604.9% safer
Egremont60077.24-

Egremont Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24181521Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.260.260.51Getting worse
Burglary4.92.42.61.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1213811Safer
Drugs0.900.901.70.90Safer
Other Crime1.41.22.41.2Safer
Other Theft2.34.82.61.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.260.390.13Safer
Public Order3.671725Getting worse
Robbery0.260.13-0.13Safer
Shoplifting1.53.01.21.9Getting worse
Theft From the Person0.390.130.510.13Safer
Vehicle Crime1.51.31.40.39Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17283233Getting worse

Comparing Egremont to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.508% safer
Sheffield73.994.4% safer
Kirklees74.234.1% safer
Croydon77.180.08% safer
Egremont77.24-
Bradford79.192.5% more dangerous
London80.704.3% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0213% more dangerous
Bristol91.5716% more dangerous
Leeds91.9016% more dangerous
Leicester102.5125% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9427% more dangerous

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 the most dangerous small town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021