Crime in Lancashire

Lancashire is the 29th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Lancashire in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 21 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Lancashire's larger towns and cities, Fleetwood is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Padiham, and Colne comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Lancashire, starting with Fylde which ranks as the safest area in Lancashire, followed up by Wyre in second place, and Longton in third place.

Crime Map of Lancashire

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Lancashire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour64,71738.97
Bicycle Theft7150.43
Burglary5,5663.35
Criminal Damage and Arson9,7095.85
Drugs1,7131.03
Other Crime1,8131.09
Other Theft6,9294.17
Possession of Weapons6630.40
Public Order5,4433.28
Robbery4970.30
Shoplifting3,8252.30
Theft From the Person3260.20
Vehicle Crime4,6722.81
Violence and Sexual Offences34,87621.00

Lancashire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lancashire
Aughton2122675% safer
Barnoldswick4404112% safer
Brierfield5856529% more dangerous
Burnley7,2258143% more dangerous
Burscough3023148% safer
Chorley2,8162494% safer
Clayton-le-Woods746471.1% more dangerous
Clitheroe6043627% safer
Colne1,5858848% more dangerous
Coppull406494.7% more dangerous
Euxton4263242% safer
Fleetwood2,69210355% more dangerous
Fylde5587569% safer
Hyndburn6,5718143% more dangerous
Kirkham354452.5% safer
Lancaster4,7753341% safer
Longridge3153821% safer
Longton14719145% safer
Morecambe3,0128546% more dangerous
Nelson2,7728848% more dangerous
Padiham9379250% more dangerous
Penwortham9244114% safer
Preston12,6518848% more dangerous
Rossendale3,8825415% more dangerous
Saint Anne's on the Sea1,348496% more dangerous
South Ribble3,8963531% safer
Up Holland2953918% safer
West Lancashire3,2022865% safer
Whitworth391507% more dangerous
Wyre2,06818150% safer

Crime Trends in Lancashire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32222439Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.730.710.520.43Safer
Burglary664.83.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8866Safer
Drugs0.790.890.821.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.731.31.01.1Getting worse
Other Theft6764.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.290.340.40Getting worse
Public Order1.763.83.3Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.400.400.30Safer
Shoplifting4.04.03.62.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.720.350.20Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.43.82.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16272321Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021