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Crime and Safety in Ulverston

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Ulverston is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cumbria, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ulverston in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ulverston is the 292nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,813rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Ulverston 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. July 2021 was also a bad month for Ulverston residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Ulverston recorded 21 reports of criminal damage and arson during May 2021, making its crime rate of 1.8 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Cumbria that month.

The most common crimes in Ulverston are violence and sexual offences, with 315 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 245 offences and a difference of 5.98 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Ulverston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Ulverston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Cumbria

21% higher, regional crime rate

North West

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ulverston is 21% higher than the North West and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ulverston Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ulverston 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 Ulverston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202165758
202040474
201952606
201848557
201735409
201633390

Crime in Ulverston Compared To Cumbria

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Summary of Crimes in Ulverston This Year

 UlverstonCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21518.368,16916.34 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.171930.39 129% safer
Burglary282.391,3792.76 15% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12010.254,6519.30 9% more dangerous
Drugs211.791,0332.07 16% safer
Other Crime131.116401.28 15% safer
Other Theft766.492,3774.75 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons100.852320.46 46% more dangerous
Public Order12210.424,3328.66 17% more dangerous
Robbery30.261460.29 12% safer
Shoplifting332.821,6153.23 15% safer
Vehicle Crime151.287291.46 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31526.9016,89333.79 26% safer

Ulverston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dalton Town with Newton36647.3637% safer
Cockermouth46651.1027% safer
Windermere48259.569% safer
Ulverston75864.73-
Egremont55671.5810% more dangerous
Penrith1,16173.1111% more dangerous
Maryport92381.7521% more dangerous
Whitehaven2,08089.9328% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ulverston

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Recent Crimes in Ulverston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alexander RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lower Brook StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lund RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bailey StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Public orderOn or near Well LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swan StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bay Tree RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lund TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canal SideUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KingswayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Police StationLocal resolution
March 2022DrugsOn or near Weint Little Union StreetLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyndhurst ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quebec StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
February 2022DrugsOn or near Petrol StationLocal resolution

Ulverston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16101218 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.26-0.170.17 Safer
Burglary1.52.22.72.4 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson783.510 Getting worse
Drugs1.61.81.41.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.941.20.851.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.44.53.46 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.260.510.090.85 Getting worse
Public Order3.84.94.410 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.170.170.26 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.21.11.82.8 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.81.40.941.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23262127 Getting worse

Changes In Ulverston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ulverston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9362% safer
Birmingham49.6031% safer
Ulverston64.73-
Barnet67.083.5% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0328% more dangerous
Bristol90.5228% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Ulverston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ulverston65480First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-25%-12%+73%+38%-+125%+140%+11%-11%+38%
Burglary--50%+100%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson-78%-56%-90%-75%+60%+14%-70%-43%+50%-50%
Drugs--25%----33%-+100%-50%-33%
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%
Shoplifting-50%+300%--+100%----67%-
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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crime is bicycle theft.

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