Warrenpoint and Burren Crime Overview

Warrenpoint and Burren is the third safest small town in Down, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warrenpoint and Burren in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 4.7% lower than the Down rate of 45 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warrenpoint and Burren is the 288th safest small town, and the 3,933rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Warrenpoint and Burren had the worst crime rate in Down for public order, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Warrenpoint and Burren residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Warrenpoint and Burren recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst for robbery in Down that month.

The most common crimes in Warrenpoint and Burren are violence and sexual offences, with 165 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 19% higher than 2019's figure of 134 offences and a difference of 3.55 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Warrenpoint and Burren's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Warrenpoint and Burren Compared To Down

Summary of Crimes in Warrenpoint and Burren This Year

 Warrenpoint and BurrenDown 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32236.8813,45840.199% safer
Bicycle Theft30.34780.2332% more dangerous
Burglary384.356671.9954% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson667.563,0469.1020% safer
Drugs283.211,0763.210% safer
Other Crime91.034611.3834% safer
Other Theft222.521,2803.8252% safer
Possession of Weapons50.571860.561.8% more dangerous
Public Order80.921760.5342% more dangerous
Robbery40.46720.2252% more dangerous
Shoplifting111.267832.3486% safer
Theft From the Person20.23270.0865% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime141.603871.1628% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16518.906,81320.358% safer

Warrenpoint and Burren Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Comber26729.4346% safer
Holywood40836.2419% safer
Warrenpoint and Burren37542.95-
Banbridge1,05763.5332% more dangerous
Newcastle66586.6850% more dangerous
Downpatrick1,181109.1361% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warrenpoint and Burren

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Warrenpoint and Burren Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38333337Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.110.110.34Getting worse
Burglary4.12.82.64.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson11898Safer
Drugs2.33.13.93.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.21.01.0Safer
Other Theft3.23.22.52.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.340.57Getting worse
Public Order0.340.800.460.92Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.23-0.46Getting worse
Shoplifting2.90.341.71.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.11-0.340.23Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.00.691.41.6Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15181519Getting worse

Changes In Warrenpoint and Burren's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Warrenpoint and Burren to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Warrenpoint and Burren42.95-
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Warrenpoint and Burren During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Warrenpoint and Burren change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Warrenpoint and Burren saw a 600% increase in burglary. Warrenpoint and Burren saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+360%+84%+7%-20%+64%+43%+13%-6%-43%-44%
Burglary---60%---33%+600%-25%+200%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson---33%-83%-50%-45%+20%+30%+88%-25%
Drugs--50%-80%-50%-40%-67%----
Other Crime------33%----
Other Theft-------75%+50%-+50%
Public Order--------+100%-
Shoplifting-------+100%--
Vehicle Crime----50%---+300%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+44%-75%-50%+40%-+78%+36%+46%+18%+20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Warrenpoint and Burren

What police force serves Warrenpoint and Burren?
Warrenpoint and Burren's local territorial police force is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
How dangerous is Warrenpoint and Burren?
Warrenpoint and Burren is the third safest small town in Down.
What is Warrenpoint and Burren's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Warrenpoint and Burren are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Warrenpoint and Burren?
Warrenpoint and Burren's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021