Workington Crime Overview
Workington is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cumbria, and the among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 283 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Workington in 2020 was 109 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 44% higher than Cumbria's rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Workington ranks as the among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized town, and the the 300th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2020, Workington had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for possession of weapons, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Workington residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Workington recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for theft from the person in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Workington are violence and sexual offences, with 1,229 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 1,420 offences and a difference of 7.38 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Workington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 44% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.
Workington Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Workington This Year
|Anti-Social Behaviour||753||29.09||9,203||17.87||39% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||13||0.50||208||0.40||20% more dangerous|
|Burglary||140||5.41||1,542||2.99||45% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||451||17.42||4,430||8.60||51% more dangerous|
|Drugs||136||5.25||959||1.86||65% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||61||2.36||629||1.22||48% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||160||6.18||2,061||4.00||35% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||34||1.31||241||0.47||64% more dangerous|
|Public Order||338||13.06||3,909||7.59||42% more dangerous|
|Robbery||21||0.81||105||0.20||75% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||145||5.60||1,472||2.86||49% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||9||0.35||78||0.15||57% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||78||3.01||740||1.44||52% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,229||47.48||14,788||28.71||40% more dangerous|
Workington Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||20||21||19||17||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.7||2.0||1.7||2.4||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.54||1.0||1.4||1.3||Getting worse|
|Public Order||4.8||12||14||13||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.31||0.62||0.66||0.81||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.89||0.77||0.50||0.35||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||48||55||47||Getting worse|
Comparing Workington to the UK's Major Cities
|Medium-Sized Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
Crime in Workington During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Workington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Workington saw a 400% increase in other crime. Workington saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 78% compared to May in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+18%||+18%||-49%||-34%||+64%||-39%||-26%||-21%||+6%|
|Possession of Weapons||-67%||-60%||+150%||+200%||-50%||+100%||-||+67%||-38%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||+200%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+22%||-25%||-44%||+9%||-11%||-6%||+10%||-8%||-20%|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Workington
What police force serves Workington?Workington's local territorial police force is the Cumbria Constabulary.
How dangerous is Workington?Workington is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cumbria.
What is Workington's most common crime?The most common crimes in Workington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Workington?Workington's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021