Lancashire Crime Statistics

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Lancashire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Lancashire in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 37 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Lancashire's larger towns and cities, Blackpool is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Burnley, and Preston comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Lancashire, starting with Aughton which ranks as the safest area in Lancashire, followed up by Longton in second place, and Ormskirk in third place.

Lancashire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Lancashire represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Lancashire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour72,68948.18
Bicycle Theft7090.47
Criminal Damage and Arson14,1829.40
Other Crime3,1312.08
Other Theft9,2886.16
Possession of Weapons1,1540.76
Public Order9,6316.38
Theft From the Person6860.45
Vehicle Crime6,0334.00
Violence and Sexual Offences55,91037.06

Lancashire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lancashire
Accrington4,202118 35% more dangerous
Aughton17422 255% safer
Bacup1,14584 8% more dangerous
Bamber Bridge3,33749 58% safer
Barnoldswick48445 70% safer
Blackburn11,91098 22% more dangerous
Blackpool21,271146 47% more dangerous
Brierfield65072 7% safer
Burnley9,861118 35% more dangerous
Burscough35937 107% safer
Chorley3,34489 13% more dangerous
Clayton-le-Moors76393 17% more dangerous
Clayton-le-Woods82051 50% safer
Cleveleys64960 28% safer
Clitheroe76846 67% safer
Colne1,59889 13% more dangerous
Coppull42050 54% safer
Darwen2,70099 22% more dangerous
Euxton51539 96% safer
Fleetwood3,013115 33% more dangerous
Great Harwood71765 18% safer
Haslingden1,01764 21% safer
Heysham1,04764 21% safer
Kirkham47961 26% safer
Leyland2,76670 10% safer
Longridge34041 86% safer
Longton25933 132% safer
Lytham St Anne's2,13248 60% safer
Morecambe3,760106 27% more dangerous
Nelson2,89092 16% more dangerous
Ormskirk94636 114% safer
Oswaldtwistle73167 15% safer
Padiham1,053104 26% more dangerous
Penwortham93541 88% safer
Poulton-le-Fylde77143 81% safer
Preston16,026118 35% more dangerous
Rawtenstall1,59465 19% safer
Saint Anne's on the Sea1,69962 25% safer
Skelmersdale2,16764 21% safer
Thornton84842 82% safer
Up Holland35747 63% safer
Whitworth46459 31% safer

Crime Trends in Lancashire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33345948 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.950.670.570.47 Safer
Burglary865.04.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12999 Safer
Drugs1. Getting worse
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft10966 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.500.660.76 Getting worse
Public Order9656 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.620.500.54 Safer
Shoplifting653.63.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.20.630.370.45 Safer
Vehicle Crime664.24.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40343337 Getting worse
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