Egremont Crime Overview

Egremont is the most dangerous small town in Cumbria, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 287 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egremont in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than the Cumbria rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egremont is the 108th most dangerous small town, and the 858th 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. January 2016 was also a bad month for Egremont residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.77 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Egremont are violence and sexual offences, with 285 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 247 offences and a difference of 4.89 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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See how Egremont shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Egremont and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Egremont Compared To Cumbria

Summary of Crimes in Egremont This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18924.339,79919.6019% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.512070.4120% more dangerous
Burglary111.421,6453.29132% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9712.494,7279.4524% more dangerous
Drugs91.161,0222.0476% safer
Other Crime91.166551.3113% safer
Other Theft151.932,2014.40128% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132560.51292% safer
Public Order20025.754,1438.2968% more dangerous
Robbery10.131100.2269% safer
Shoplifting162.061,6083.2256% safer
Theft From the Person10.13880.1838% safer
Vehicle Crime40.518081.62218% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28536.6915,74731.4914% more dangerous

Egremont Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton Town with Newton36747.4977% safer
Windermere47558.6943% safer
Penrith1,05866.6226% safer
Maryport90079.715% safer
Whitehaven1,89782.022.5% safer

Crime Over Time in Egremont

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Egremont Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour24181524Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.260.260.51Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1213812Getting worse
Drugs0.900.901.71.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.130.260.390.13Safer
Public Order3.671726Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.13-0.13Safer
Shoplifting1. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.130.510.13Safer
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences17283237Getting worse

Changes In Egremont's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egremont to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7124% safer
Coventry77.419% safer
Croydon83.221.0% safer
Sheffield85.812.0% more dangerous
Bristol86.212.5% more dangerous
Leicester97.4414% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8718% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2822% more dangerous
Bradford133.0237% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Egremont's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Egremont & Moor Row65284First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+22%+183%+75%+160%+243%+20%+8%+160%+88%+155%
Criminal Damage and Arson---67%-57%+67%+800%-+450%+600%+225%
Other Crime---+50%---67%---
Other Theft-75%------67%-67%-50%-
Public Order+575%+217%+1,450%+2,500%+33%-18%-62%-82%-70%-67%
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 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: 07 May 2021