Maryport Crime Overview

Maryport is the third 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 Maryport in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Cumbria rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maryport is the 128th most dangerous small town, and the 1,007th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2016, Maryport had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Maryport are violence and sexual offences, with 446 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 13% lower than 2019's figure of 505 offences and a difference of 5.23 from 2019's crime rate of 45. Maryport's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Maryport Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Maryport This Year

 MaryportCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19917.629,79919.6011% safer
Bicycle Theft40.352070.4117% safer
Burglary363.191,6453.293.1% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12110.724,7279.4512% more dangerous
Drugs312.751,0222.0426% more dangerous
Other Crime110.976551.3135% safer
Other Theft665.852,2014.4025% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons121.062560.5152% more dangerous
Public Order998.774,1438.295% more dangerous
Robbery10.091100.22144% safer
Shoplifting413.631,6083.2211% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.09880.18100% safer
Vehicle Crime312.758081.6241% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44639.5015,74731.4920% more dangerous

Maryport Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston47440.4797% safer
Cockermouth37941.5692% safer
Dalton Town with Newton36747.4968% safer
Windermere47558.6936% safer
Penrith1,05866.6220% safer
Maryport90079.71-
Whitehaven1,89782.022.8% more dangerous
Egremont65384.065% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maryport

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Maryport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26231318Safer
Bicycle Theft0.350.800.620.35Safer
Burglary75.03.23.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14151311Safer
Drugs1.72.32.82.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.51.70.97Safer
Other Theft654.86Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.890.710.801.1Getting worse
Public Order3.01099Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.530.530.09Safer
Shoplifting893.53.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.180.180.09Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.81.72.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28374540Getting worse

Changes In Maryport's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Maryport to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7118% safer
Coventry77.413.0% safer
Maryport79.71-
Croydon83.224.2% more dangerous
Sheffield85.817% more dangerous
Bristol86.218% more dangerous
Leicester97.4418% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8723% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2826% more dangerous
Bradford133.0240% more dangerous
Leeds137.1042% 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 third 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021