Ulverston Crime Overview

Ulverston is the safest small town in Cumbria, and is the 86th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 287 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ulverston in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 64% lower than the Cumbria rate of 66 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ulverston is the 257th safest small town, and the 4,319th 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. May 2020 was also a bad month for Ulverston residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.68 per 1,000 residents. Ulverston recorded 6 reports of other theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst small town for other theft in Cumbria that month.

The most common crimes in Ulverston are violence and sexual offences, with 245 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 24% lower than 2019's figure of 304 offences and a difference of 5.04 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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Crime in Ulverston Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Ulverston This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14312.219,79919.6061% safer
Bicycle Theft20.172070.41141% safer
Burglary322.731,6453.2921% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson413.504,7279.45170% safer
Drugs161.371,0222.0449% safer
Other Crime100.856551.3154% safer
Other Theft403.422,2014.4029% safer
Possession of Weapons10.092560.51467% safer
Public Order514.354,1438.2991% safer
Robbery20.171100.2229% safer
Shoplifting211.791,6083.2280% safer
Theft From the Person20.17880.186% safer
Vehicle Crime110.948081.6272% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24520.9215,74731.4951% safer

Ulverston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cockermouth37941.562.6% more dangerous
Dalton Town with Newton36747.4915% more dangerous
Windermere47558.6931% more dangerous
Penrith1,05866.6239% more dangerous
Maryport90079.7149% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ulverston

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Ulverston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour17161012Safer
Bicycle Theft0.770.26-0.17Safer
Burglary2. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7783.5Safer
Other Crime0.430.941.20.85Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.430.260.510.09Safer
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime0.941.81.40.94Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14232621Safer

Changes In Ulverston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ulverston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7140% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2251% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2153% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Ulverston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Ulverston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ulverston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Ulverston saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Ulverston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 90% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-25%-12%+73%+38%-+125%+140%+11%-11%+38%
Criminal Damage and Arson-78%-56%-90%-75%+60%+14%-70%-43%+50%-50%
Other Crime-----+100%-33%---
Other Theft-71%+20%+50%--20%--20%-60%+100%-33%
Public Order+100%-33%-50%+200%-22%+50%+150%+50%-50%-83%
Vehicle Crime---25%-50%--67%----
Violence and Sexual Offences-74%-26%-44%-65%-17%+44%--35%-29%-42%

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: 07 May 2021