Warrenpoint and Burren

Crime and Safety in Warrenpoint and Burren

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Warrenpoint and Burren is the third safest small towns in Down, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Down's 48 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Warrenpoint and Burren in 2021 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Down's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the Down rate of 48 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Warrenpoint and Burren is the 138th safest small town, and the 5,601st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Warrenpoint and Burren had the worst crime rate in Down for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Warrenpoint and Burren residents, when it was Down's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Warrenpoint and Burren recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during August 2016, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst for vehicle crime in Down that month.

The most common crimes in Warrenpoint and Burren are violence and sexual offences, with 162 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 1.9% lower than 2020's figure of 165 offences and a difference of 0.35 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Warrenpoint and Burren's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Warrenpoint and Burren 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Down

30% lower, regional crime rate

Northern Ireland

117% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Warrenpoint and Burren is 30% lower than Northern Ireland and 117% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Warrenpoint and Burren Crime Rate Over Time

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Warrenpoint and Burren Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Warrenpoint and Burren represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Crime in Warrenpoint and Burren Compared To Down

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Summary of Crimes in Warrenpoint and Burren This Year

 Warrenpoint and BurrenDown 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26230.0011,64034.76 16% safer
Bicycle Theft10.11630.19 73% safer
Burglary50.575021.50 163% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson586.642,8898.63 30% safer
Drugs182.069952.97 44% safer
Other Crime111.264331.29 2.4% safer
Other Theft232.631,1423.41 30% safer
Possession of Weapons50.571460.44 23% more dangerous
Public Order10.111940.58 427% safer
Robbery40.46470.14 70% more dangerous
Shoplifting40.468502.54 452% safer
Theft From the Person10.11230.07 36% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime141.603120.93 42% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16218.558,31524.83 34% safer

Warrenpoint and Burren Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Comber28531.4212% safer
Holywood36132.0710% safer
Warrenpoint and Burren30735.16-
Banbridge1,13768.3449% more dangerous
Newcastle55972.8652% more dangerous
Downpatrick1,02294.4463% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Warrenpoint and Burren

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Warrenpoint and Burren Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33333730 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.110.110.340.11 Safer
Burglary2. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8987 Safer
Drugs3. Safer
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft3. Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.570.57 Getting worse
Public Order0.800.460.920.11 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.23-0.460.46 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.341.71.30.46 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.340.230.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.691.41.61.6 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18151919 Getting 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 Burren35.16-
Barnet67.0848% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0561% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2466% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+360%+84%+7%-20%+64%+43%+13%-6%-43%-44%
Criminal Damage and Arson---33%-83%-50%-45%+20%+30%+88%-25%
Other Crime------33%----
Other Theft-------75%+50%-+50%
Public Order--------+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 bicycle theft.

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