Windermere Crime Overview
Windermere is the third most dangerous small town in Cumbria, and the the 46th most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 283 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Windermere in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Windermere ranks as the the 349th most dangerous small town, and the the 2,267th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In September 2020, Windermere was the worst small town in Cumbria for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Windermere residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Windermere recorded 2 reports of other crime during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for other crime in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Windermere are violence and sexual offences, with 211 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 38% lower than 2019's figure of 291 offences and a difference of 9.89 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Windermere's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.
Windermere Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Windermere This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||229||28.30||9,203||17.87||37% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.12||208||0.40||233% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||56||6.92||4,430||8.60||24% safer|
|Drugs||20||2.47||959||1.86||25% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||9||1.11||629||1.22||10% safer|
|Other Theft||32||3.95||2,061||4.00||1.3% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.62||241||0.47||24% more dangerous|
|Public Order||55||6.80||3,909||7.59||12% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.12||78||0.15||25% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||7||0.86||740||1.44||67% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||211||26.07||14,788||28.71||10% safer|
Windermere Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||22||18||14||28||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||13||12||7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.25||0.49||0.12||0.62||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.1||3.6||4.9||7||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.49||0.74||0.74||0.12||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||19||23||36||26||Safer|
Comparing Windermere to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||26% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||28% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||28% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||31% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||33% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||34% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||40% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||42% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||42% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||48% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||50% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Windermere
What police force serves Windermere?Windermere's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.
How dangerous is Windermere?Windermere is the third most dangerous small town in Cumbria.
What is Windermere's most common crime?The most common crimes in Windermere are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Windermere?Windermere's least common crime is bicycle theft.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021