Crime in Lancashire

Lancashire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Lancashire in 2020 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 33 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 Fleetwood, and Accrington 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 Fulwood in third place.

Crime Map of Lancashire

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Lancashire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour88,46658.63
Bicycle Theft8670.57
Burglary7,4914.96
Criminal Damage and Arson13,6289.03
Drugs2,4861.65
Other Crime2,5911.72
Other Theft9,7706.48
Possession of Weapons9890.66
Public Order8,0945.36
Robbery7520.50
Shoplifting5,4113.59
Theft From the Person5550.37
Vehicle Crime6,2574.15
Violence and Sexual Offences50,36333.38

Lancashire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lancashire
Accrington3,89110934% more dangerous
Aughton14919290% safer
Bacup1,1568514% more dangerous
Bamber Bridge2,5593794% safer
Barnoldswick4644466% safer
Blackburn10,7178918% more dangerous
Blackpool19,12513145% more dangerous
Brierfield644721.2% safer
Burnley8,54410229% more dangerous
Burscough31933119% safer
Chorley3,0488111% more dangerous
Clayton-le-Moors6968515% more dangerous
Clayton-le-Woods55935107% safer
Cleveleys5955531% safer
Clitheroe6533985% safer
Colne1,7239625% more dangerous
Coppull4355239% safer
Darwen2,3818817% more dangerous
Euxton47136102% safer
Fleetwood2,96511336% more dangerous
Fulwood74822230% safer
Great Harwood7236610% safer
Haslingden9946216% safer
Heysham8695337% safer
Kirkham3844948% safer
Leyland2,3696021% safer
Longridge3284081% safer
Longton16321246% safer
Lytham St Anne's1,11725186% safer
Morecambe3,0938717% more dangerous
Nelson2,9999624% more dangerous
Ormskirk1,0404083% safer
Oswaldtwistle748686% safer
Padiham4584560% safer
Penwortham53423209% safer
Poulton-le-Fylde62935108% safer
Preston13,78010229% more dangerous
Rawtenstall1,5766413% safer
Saint Anne's on the Sea87632127% safer
Skelmersdale2,2346610% safer
Thornton72236101% safer
Up Holland3044080% safer
Whitworth4295433% safer

Crime Trends in Lancashire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour47323459Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.960.950.670.57Safer
Burglary8865.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121299Safer
Drugs1.11.31.21.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.981.81.41.7Getting worse
Other Theft91096Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.420.500.66Getting worse
Public Order2.6965Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.630.620.50Safer
Shoplifting6653.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.901.20.630.37Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24403433Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021