Aughton Crime Overview

Aughton is the safest small town in Lancashire, and is the 35th safest overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aughton in 2020 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 290% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aughton is the 28th safest small town, and the 2,406th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Aughton was the worst small town in Lancashire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Aughton are violence and sexual offences, with 49 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 31% higher than 2019's figure of 34 offences and a difference of 1.87 from 2019's crime rate of 4.2. Aughton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Aughton Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Aughton This Year

 AughtonLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14518.0988,46658.63224% safer
Bicycle Theft10.128670.57375% safer
Burglary222.747,4914.9681% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.6213,6289.03457% safer
Drugs70.872,4861.6590% safer
Other Crime30.372,5911.72365% safer
Other Theft101.259,7706.48418% safer
Possession of Weapons30.379890.6678% safer
Public Order101.258,0945.36329% safer
Shoplifting141.755,4113.59105% safer
Vehicle Crime172.126,2574.1596% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences496.1150,36333.38446% safer

Aughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aughton14918.59-
Longton16320.9111% more dangerous
Penwortham53423.4621% more dangerous
Burscough31933.0744% more dangerous
Poulton-le-Fylde62934.7346% more dangerous
Clayton-le-Woods55935.0247% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aughton

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Aughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1291218Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.25-0.12Safer
Burglary4.01.94.22.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.52.23.21.6Safer
Drugs0.370.120.120.87Getting worse
Other Crime0.120.250.120.37Getting worse
Other Theft1.60.751.81.2Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.120.120.37Getting worse
Public Order0.371.00.371.2Getting worse
Shoplifting0.750.500.621.8Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.21.50.752.1Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences3.74.94.26Getting worse

Changes In Aughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Aughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aughton18.59-
Barnet67.7173% more dangerous
Coventry77.4176% more dangerous
Croydon83.2278% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8178% more dangerous
Bristol86.2178% more dangerous
Leicester97.4481% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8782% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2883% more dangerous
Bradford133.0286% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Aughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aughton22728First

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 April, when Aughton saw a 400% increase in violence and sexual offences. Aughton saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+55%+267%+100%+36%-21%+50%+67%+160%-50%
Burglary-50%-80%--50%--50%-+100%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson---50%------+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----67%--50%-50%---
Public Order----------
Shoplifting-+100%-50%+100%------
Vehicle Crime---+200%---+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+67%+400%+167%-50%+100%-80%-33%+200%-+100%

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 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021