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Crime and Safety in Maryport

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Maryport is the second most dangerous small town in Cumbria, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maryport in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maryport is the 155th most dangerous small town, and the 999th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Maryport was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cumbria for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Maryport residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Maryport recorded 5 reports of drugs during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Cumbria that month.

The most common crimes in Maryport are violence and sexual offences, with 458 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 2.6% higher than 2020's figure of 446 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Maryport's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Maryport 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cumbria

37% higher, regional crime rate

North West

11% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Maryport is 37% higher than the North West and 11% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Maryport Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Maryport 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 Maryport

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202182923
202080900
201987978
2018901,018
201774835
201665730

Crime in Maryport Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Maryport This Year

 MaryportCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18916.748,16916.34 2.4% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.181930.39 117% safer
Burglary403.541,3792.76 22% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson13011.514,6519.30 19% more dangerous
Drugs423.721,0332.07 44% more dangerous
Other Crime171.516401.28 15% more dangerous
Other Theft534.692,3774.75 1.3% safer
Possession of Weapons40.352320.46 31% safer
Public Order11610.274,3328.66 16% more dangerous
Robbery60.531460.29 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting242.131,6153.23 52% safer
Theft From the Person30.27920.18 33% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime282.487291.46 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45840.5616,89333.79 17% more dangerous

Maryport Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cockermouth46651.1060% safer
Windermere48259.5637% safer
Ulverston75864.7326% safer
Egremont55671.5814% safer
Penrith1,16173.1112% safer
Maryport92381.75-
Whitehaven2,08089.939% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maryport

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Recent Crimes in Maryport

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jubilee TerraceFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Senhouse StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brow StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Crosby StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Victory CrescentLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Back LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ewanrigg RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The FothergillsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Crosby StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derwent AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furnace RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Selby TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Eaglesfield StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Festival CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenwood TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fletcher CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Maryport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23131817 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.800.620.350.18 Safer
Burglary5.03.23.23.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15131112 Safer
Drugs2.32.82.83.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.70.971.5 Safer
Other Theft54.864.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.801.10.35 Safer
Public Order109910 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.530.090.53 Getting worse
Shoplifting93.53.62.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.180.090.27 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.81.72.82.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37454041 Getting worse

Changes In Maryport's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Maryport to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93105% safer
Birmingham49.6065% safer
Barnet67.0822% safer
Maryport81.75-
Croydon82.480.89% more dangerous
Sheffield90.039% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Maryport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maryport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Maryport saw a 600% increase in other theft. Maryport saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+90%+100%+100%-38%-32%--27%+100%+100%+567%
Bicycle Theft-------+200%--
Burglary--+100%-83%--+50%-50%-50%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-50%-64%-54%+18%+50%-50%--86%-40%
Drugs-83%+400%+50%--50%+100%-50%-+100%+400%
Other Crime--+100%-+100%-50%---33%-
Other Theft+300%-50%+75%-38%-+60%+50%+80%+600%-78%
Possession of Weapons--50%+200%------67%-
Public Order+17%-+50%-21%-22%-54%-50%+27%+67%+67%
Shoplifting+50%-+50%-+300%+100%+200%-+33%+300%
Vehicle Crime+150%-33%---+200%---+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-55%-9%+109%-27%+51%-60%-39%+24%-26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maryport

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

How dangerous is Maryport?
Maryport is the second most dangerous small town in Cumbria.

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

What is the least common crime in Maryport?
Maryport's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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