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Crime and Safety in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

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Bamber Bridge is the safest major town in Lancashire, and is the 78th safest overall out of Lancashire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bamber Bridge in 2021 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 214% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bamber Bridge is among the top 5 safest major towns, and the 3,388th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Bamber Bridge are violence and sexual offences, with 818 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 4.8% lower than 2020's figure of 857 offences and a difference of 0.57 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Bamber Bridge's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 71% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Bamber Bridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Major Towns, Lancashire

109% lower, regional crime rate

North West

197% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bamber Bridge is 109% lower than the North West and 197% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bamber Bridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Bamber Bridge Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bamber Bridge represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Bamber Bridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021251,678
2020261,802
2019281,943
2018322,198
2017261,779
2016221,486

Crime in Bamber Bridge Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Bamber Bridge This Year

 Bamber BridgeLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,04615.3072,68948.18 215% safer
Bicycle Theft120.187090.47 161% safer
Burglary1151.686,4544.28 155% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2012.9414,1829.40 220% safer
Drugs270.392,5121.66 326% safer
Other Crime340.503,1312.08 316% safer
Other Theft1061.559,2886.16 297% safer
Possession of Weapons170.251,1540.76 204% safer
Public Order1402.059,6306.38 211% safer
Robbery70.108100.54 440% safer
Shoplifting951.395,8893.90 181% safer
Theft From the Person100.156860.45 200% safer
Vehicle Crime961.406,0334.00 186% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences81811.9655,90937.06 210% safer

Bamber Bridge Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bamber Bridge1,67824.54-
Blackburn11,91098.4975% more dangerous
Preston15,558114.6779% more dangerous
Burnley9,849118.1479% more dangerous
Blackpool21,270145.8683% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bamber Bridge

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Recent Crimes in Bamber Bridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Loxwood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Balshaw StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Within LeaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Withy Grove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fox LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Glendale CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ellen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Dovetree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Factory LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bourne'S RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Aidan'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Regent RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RiversideUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sollam'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Within LeaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bamber Bridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9111815 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.380.280.220.18 Safer
Burglary3.02.81.71.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.23.13.52.9 Safer
Drugs0.340.370.320.39 Getting worse
Other Crime0.730.630.690.50 Safer
Other Theft3.02.82.11.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.070.120.150.25 Getting worse
Public Order2.61.41.52.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.130.180.10 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.21.61.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.160.060.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.92.41.91.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13121312 Getting worse

Changes In Bamber Bridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bamber Bridge's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bamber Bridge that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Withy Grove Park10--1621.2

Comparing Bamber Bridge to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bamber Bridge24.54-
Coventry39.9339% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6051% more dangerous
Barnet67.0863% more dangerous
Croydon82.4870% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0373% more dangerous
Bristol90.5273% more dangerous
Leicester111.5978% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0680% more dangerous
Bradford132.2881% more dangerous
Leeds150.9484% more dangerous

Crime in Bamber Bridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bamber Bridge East51375First
Bamber Bridge West38871Second
Lostock Hall33045Fourth
Walton-le-Dale34247Third

Bamber Bridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWalton-le-Dale (201)Bamber Bridge East (337)
Bicycle TheftWalton-le-Dale (1)Bamber Bridge West (5)
BurglaryBamber Bridge West (16)Lostock Hall (34)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWalton-le-Dale (28)Bamber Bridge East (67)
DrugsWalton-le-Dale (4)Bamber Bridge West (8)
Other CrimeLostock Hall (5)Bamber Bridge West (12)
Other TheftLostock Hall (12)Bamber Bridge West (31)
Possession of WeaponsWalton-le-Dale (1)Bamber Bridge East (11)
Public OrderLostock Hall (26)Bamber Bridge East (45)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bamber Bridge East (2)Walton-le-Dale (3)
ShopliftingLostock Hall (8)Walton-le-Dale (57)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lostock Hall (2)Bamber Bridge West (4)
Vehicle CrimeLostock Hall (9)Bamber Bridge East (37)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWalton-le-Dale (128)Bamber Bridge West (204)

Crime in Bamber Bridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bamber Bridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Bamber Bridge saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Bamber Bridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 82% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+110%+226%+92%+5%+89%+41%+92%+85%+59%
Bicycle Theft---+300%-75%-+400%---
Burglary+13%-50%-33%-25%+175%-72%+63%+25%-47%-62%
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%-40%-55%+13%-7%-5%+133%+50%-15%+92%
Drugs--67%+300%--33%---40%-50%-
Other Crime-17%-20%-+400%-+67%+67%-60%+100%+25%
Other Theft--67%-29%-47%-18%-21%-40%-42%-9%+220%
Possession of Weapons--------+100%-
Public Order-50%-11%-47%+71%+13%+100%-+100%+14%-
Robbery------+200%+100%--
Shoplifting-46%-72%-71%+90%-33%-56%-54%-57%-82%+40%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-17%-43%-71%-64%+8%-39%-73%-46%+167%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+4%+26%+6%+47%-5%--5%+7%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bamber Bridge

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

How dangerous is Bamber Bridge?
Bamber Bridge is the safest major town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Bamber Bridge?
Bamber Bridge's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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