Workington is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cumbria, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Cumbria's 279 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Workington in 2021 was 127 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cumbria's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than the Cumbria rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Workington is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 270th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Workington had the worst crime rate in Cumbria for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Workington residents, when it was Cumbria's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Workington recorded 1 report of theft from the person during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst for theft from the person in Cumbria that month.
The most common crimes in Workington are violence and sexual offences, with 1,580 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 61. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 1,320 offences and a difference of 10.05 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Workington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 22% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Cumbria
59% higher, regional crime rate
42% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Workington is 59% higher than the North West and 42% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Workington 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||757||29.24||8,169||16.34||44% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||10||0.39||193||0.39||0% safer|
|Burglary||105||4.06||1,379||2.76||32% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||540||20.86||4,651||9.30||55% more dangerous|
|Drugs||115||4.44||1,033||2.07||53% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||45||1.74||640||1.28||26% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||206||7.96||2,377||4.75||40% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||19||0.73||232||0.46||37% more dangerous|
|Public Order||391||15.10||4,332||8.66||43% more dangerous|
|Robbery||17||0.66||146||0.29||56% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||177||6.84||1,615||3.23||53% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||9||0.35||92||0.18||49% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||64||2.47||729||1.46||41% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,580||61.04||16,893||33.79||45% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Public order||On or near Ruby Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Cedar Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Cockfield Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bellaport Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Belvedere Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Botany Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near New Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Mc Gowan Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Trinity Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Abbey Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hartington Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Rosemary Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Birch Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Clay Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ruby Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Moorclose Croft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Cadman Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||21||19||19||21||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.0||1.4||1.4||0.73||Safer|
|Public Order||12||14||14||15||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.62||0.66||0.81||0.66||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.77||0.50||0.42||0.35||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||48||55||51||61||Getting worse|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Bradford||132.28||4.3% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||16% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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. Rates of burglary and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Workington's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+18%||+18%||-49%||-34%||+64%||-39%||-26%||-21%||+6%||-35%|
|Possession of Weapons||-67%||-60%||+150%||+200%||-50%||+100%||-||+67%||-38%||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||+200%||-||+100%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+22%||-25%||-44%||+9%||-11%||-6%||+10%||-8%||-20%||-28%|