Ulverston Crime Overview

Ulverston is the safest small town in Cumbria, and the the 85th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 283 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ulverston in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Ulverston ranks as the the 193rd safest small town, and the the 4,155th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Ulverston was the worst small town in Cumbria for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Ulverston residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Ulverston recorded 2 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for other crime in Cumbria that month.

The most common crimes in Ulverston are violence and sexual offences, with 230 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 32% lower than 2019's figure of 304 offences and a difference of 6.32 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Ulverston's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Ulverston This Year

 UlverstonCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13211.279,20317.8759% safer
Bicycle Theft20.172080.40135% safer
Burglary312.651,5422.9913% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson373.164,4308.60172% safer
Drugs141.209591.8655% safer
Other Crime100.856291.2244% safer
Other Theft383.242,0614.0023% safer
Possession of Weapons10.092410.47422% safer
Public Order494.183,9097.5982% safer
Robbery20.171050.2018% safer
Shoplifting201.711,4722.8667% safer
Theft From the Person20.17780.1512% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime110.947401.4453% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23019.6414,78828.7146% safer

Ulverston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston44738.17-
Cockermouth35839.252.8% more dangerous
Dalton Town with Newton34744.9015% more dangerous
Windermere43053.1328% more dangerous
Maryport83173.6048% more dangerous
Egremont60077.2451% more dangerous

Ulverston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17161011Safer
Bicycle Theft0.770.26-0.17Safer
Burglary2.41.52.22.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7783.2Safer
Drugs0.851.61.81.2Safer
Other Crime0.430.941.20.85Safer
Other Theft3.54.44.53.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.260.510.09Safer
Public Order1.53.84.94.2Getting worse
Robbery0.170.170.170.17No change
Shoplifting2.52.21.11.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.170.090.260.17Safer
Vehicle Crime0.941.81.40.94Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14232620Safer

Comparing Ulverston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston38.17-
Coventry71.5047% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9948% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2349% more dangerous
Croydon77.1851% more dangerous
Bradford79.1952% more dangerous
London80.7053% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0257% more dangerous
Bristol91.5758% more dangerous
Leeds91.9058% more dangerous
Leicester102.5163% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9464% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ulverston

What police force serves Ulverston?
Ulverston's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.
How dangerous is Ulverston?
Ulverston is the safest small town in Cumbria.
What is Ulverston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ulverston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ulverston?
Ulverston's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021