Halton Crime Overview

Halton is the third most dangerous major town in the North West, and among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of the UK's major towns. The overall crime rate in Halton in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people.

And in October 2019, Halton was the second-worst major town in the North West for public order, with 254 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Halton are violence and sexual offences, with 5,533 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 0.02% higher than 2019's figure of 5,532 offences and a difference of 0.01 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Halton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 24 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 217% from 2019's figure of 76 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Halton This Year

 Halton
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,60627.86
Bicycle Theft1030.80
Burglary4453.44
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1969.24
Drugs3192.47
Other Crime2411.86
Other Theft5133.96
Possession of Weapons600.46
Public Order1,73113.38
Robbery560.43
Shoplifting4523.49
Theft From the Person240.19
Vehicle Crime3462.67
Violence and Sexual Offences5,53342.76

Halton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30262428Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.01.11.00.80Safer
Burglary54.44.03.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1212129Safer
Drugs2.12.42.52.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.81.81.9Getting worse
Other Theft4.964.74.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.490.570.46Safer
Public Order17171813Safer
Robbery0.510.570.490.43Safer
Shoplifting8663.5Safer
Theft From the Person0.470.470.590.19Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.93.42.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28374343Getting worse

Comparing Halton to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry71.5019% safer
Sheffield73.9915% safer
Kirklees74.2315% safer
Croydon77.1810% safer
Bradford79.198% safer
London80.706% safer
Halton85.15-
Birmingham89.024.3% more dangerous
Bristol91.577% more dangerous
Leeds91.907% more dangerous
Leicester102.5117% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9420% more dangerous

Crime in Halton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Halton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Halton saw a 167% increase in robbery. Halton saw a large fall in theft from the person during July, when it fell by 92% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+75%+56%+13%+7%+10%+4%+35%+62%
Bicycle Theft+25%-47%--25%-44%--67%+14%-11%
Burglary+70%-13%-20%-5%+13%-38%-4%-33%-30%
Criminal Damage and Arson+10%-32%-38%-14%+7%-10%-3%-47%-14%
Drugs--13%+48%+71%-12%+7%+21%-14%+46%
Other Crime-4%-31%+53%+133%+4%+31%-26%-58%+50%
Other Theft-18%-27%-28%+41%+7%-9%-2%-43%+21%
Possession of Weapons-38%-63%-50%+33%-75%+25%--57%+43%
Public Order-37%-39%+5%+3%-8%+8%+23%-36%-34%
Robbery-44%-33%-60%+50%-86%+167%+50%-83%+100%
Shoplifting-63%-38%-44%-41%-21%-44%-54%-57%+2%
Theft From the Person--86%--80%-92%--60%-67%-33%
Vehicle Crime+10%-3%-64%-39%-38%-38%-36%+33%-16%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-19%+9%+11%+9%+26%+25%-15%+37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Halton

What police force serves Halton?
Halton's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Halton?
Halton is the third most dangerous major town in the North West.
What is Halton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Halton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Halton?
Halton's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021