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.

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Summary of Crimes in Windermere This Year

 WindermereCumbria 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22928.309,20317.8737% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.122080.40233% safer
Burglary182.221,5422.9935% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson566.924,4308.6024% safer
Drugs202.479591.8625% more dangerous
Other Crime91.116291.2210% safer
Other Theft323.952,0614.001.3% safer
Possession of Weapons50.622410.4724% more dangerous
Public Order556.803,9097.5912% safer
Robbery10.121050.2067% safer
Shoplifting141.731,4722.8665% safer
Theft From the Person10.12780.1525% safer
Vehicle Crime70.867401.4467% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21126.0714,78828.7110% safer

Windermere Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ulverston44738.1739% safer
Cockermouth35839.2535% safer
Dalton Town with Newton34744.9018% safer
Windermere43053.13-
Maryport83173.6028% more dangerous
Egremont60077.2431% more dangerous

Windermere Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22181428Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.620.620.370.12Safer
Burglary3.84.082.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1013127Safer
Drugs2.23.74.82.5Safer
Other Crime3.50.991.71.1Safer
Other Theft10994.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.490.120.62Getting worse
Public Order2.13.64.97Getting worse
Robbery0.25-0.490.12Safer
Shoplifting4.83.74.01.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.490.740.740.12Safer
Vehicle Crime2.21.44.10.86Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19233626Safer

Comparing Windermere to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Windermere53.13-
Coventry71.5026% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9928% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2328% more dangerous
Croydon77.1831% more dangerous
Bradford79.1933% more dangerous
London80.7034% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0240% more dangerous
Bristol91.5742% more dangerous
Leeds91.9042% more dangerous
Leicester102.5148% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9450% 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