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Crime and Safety in Aughton

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Aughton is the second safest small town in Lancashire, and is the 65th safest overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aughton in 2021 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 255% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aughton is the 84th safest small town, and the 2,842nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Aughton was the worst small town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2017 was also a bad month for Aughton residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Aughton are violence and sexual offences, with 80 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 71 offences and a difference of 1.12 from 2020's crime rate of 9. Aughton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Aughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

136% lower, regional crime rate

North West

252% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aughton is 136% lower than the North West and 252% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Aughton 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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Historical Crime Rates for Aughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202122174
202028227
201924189
201824196
201725201
201618148

Crime in Aughton Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Aughton This Year

 AughtonLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22427.9472,68948.18 72% safer
Bicycle Theft10.127090.47 292% safer
Burglary141.756,4544.28 145% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson323.9914,1829.40 136% safer
Drugs20.252,5121.66 564% safer
Other Crime40.503,1312.08 316% safer
Other Theft70.879,2886.16 608% safer
Possession of Weapons10.121,1540.76 533% safer
Public Order121.509,6316.38 325% safer
Shoplifting10.125,8893.90 3150% safer
Theft From the Person10.126860.45 275% safer
Vehicle Crime192.376,0334.00 69% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences809.9855,91037.06 271% safer

Aughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham161.581274% safer
Aughton17421.71-
Longton25933.2235% more dangerous
Burscough35937.2242% more dangerous
Euxton51539.2645% more dangerous
Up Holland31041.0147% more dangerous
Penwortham93541.0747% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aughton

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Recent Crimes in Aughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NorthwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pine CrestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Delph Common RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Holt CoppiceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cherry Tree LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pine CrestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Holly LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Swan LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Smithy LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eskdale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ThornhillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Swan LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Fernhurst GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Town Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Noel GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eskdale AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Delph Common RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sefton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Butchers LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Aughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13182928 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.37-0.120.12 Safer
Burglary3.953.91.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.764.14.0 Safer
Drugs0.250.251.10.25 Safer
Other Crime0.500.120.750.50 Getting worse
Other Theft1.42.02.10.87 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.250.370.12 Safer
Public Order2.10.872.11.5 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.500.621.80.12 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.25--0.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.23.12.4 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences107910 Getting worse

Changes In Aughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Aughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aughton21.71-
Barnet67.0868% more dangerous
Croydon82.4874% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0576% more dangerous
Bristol90.5276% more dangerous
Coventry102.2479% more dangerous
Leicester111.5981% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0682% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6483% more dangerous
Bradford132.2884% more dangerous
Leeds150.9486% more dangerous

Crime in Aughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aughton17422First

Crime in Aughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Aughton saw a 325% increase in anti-social behaviour. Aughton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%+138%+325%+214%+18%-25%-46%+50%+183%-14%
Burglary-17%-67%--67%+100%-50%-+200%+167%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%--75%-83%-50%-+33%--67%+100%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-------+300%--
Other Theft--+100%-67%+100%-50%-+100%--
Public Order+300%-+100%--+200%----
Shoplifting-+100%-50%+100%------
Vehicle Crime---50%+200%-50%--+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-+233%+14%-14%+100%-57%-+200%+20%+67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aughton

What police force serves Aughton?
Aughton's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Aughton?
Aughton is the second safest small town in Lancashire.

What is Aughton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aughton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Aughton?
Aughton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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