Bamber Bridge Crime Overview

Bamber Bridge is the safest major town in Lancashire, and is the 94th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bamber Bridge in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 94% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bamber Bridge is among the top 10 safest major towns, and the 4,899th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Bamber Bridge are violence and sexual offences, with 1,237 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 4.8% higher than 2019's figure of 1,178 offences and a difference of 0.86 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Bamber Bridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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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 Behaviour1,78226.0688,46658.63125% safer
Bicycle Theft240.358670.5763% safer
Burglary1552.277,4914.96119% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3254.7513,6289.0390% safer
Drugs330.482,4861.65244% safer
Other Crime600.882,5911.7295% safer
Other Theft2243.289,7706.4898% safer
Possession of Weapons180.269890.66154% safer
Public Order1512.218,0945.36143% safer
Robbery150.227520.50127% safer
Shoplifting1382.025,4113.5978% safer
Theft From the Person40.065550.37517% safer
Vehicle Crime1752.566,2574.1562% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,23718.0950,36333.3885% safer

Bamber Bridge Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bamber Bridge2,55937.42-
Blackburn10,71788.6258% more dangerous
Preston13,780101.5663% more dangerous
Burnley8,544102.4963% more dangerous
Blackpool19,125131.1571% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bamber Bridge

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Recent Crimes in Bamber Bridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St James CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyndale GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glendale CrescentLocal resolution
August 2021Other theftOn or near Seven AcresUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rookery CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rookery CloseOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rookery CloseOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swallow CourtLocal resolution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CamwoodUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CamwoodUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Allington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ash GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Kew GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Kew GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Dean StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Bamber Bridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19151626Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.660.640.390.35Safer
Burglary64.54.12.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.34.8Safer
Drugs0.530.530.530.48Safer
Other Crime0.481.00.800.88Getting worse
Other Theft4.44.53.83.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.160.280.26Getting worse
Public Order0.923.72.02.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.200.260.22Safer
Shoplifting2.43.42.82.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.260.180.06Safer
Vehicle Crime4.94.33.52.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11211718Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Withy Grove Park10--1621.2

Comparing Bamber Bridge to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bamber Bridge37.42-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Bamber Bridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bamber Bridge East52878Second
Bamber Bridge West48489First
Lostock Hall30842Fourth
Walton-le-Dale39054Third

Bamber Bridge Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Bamber Bridge for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLostock Hall (239)Bamber Bridge East (377)
Bicycle TheftLostock Hall (1)Bamber Bridge West (5)
BurglaryLostock Hall (17)Bamber Bridge West (33)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWalton-le-Dale (41)Bamber Bridge East (79)
DrugsLostock Hall (4)Walton-le-Dale (8)
Other CrimeLostock Hall (7)Bamber Bridge East (17)
Other TheftLostock Hall (22)Bamber Bridge West (50)
Possession of WeaponsBamber Bridge East (1)Walton-le-Dale (7)
Public OrderWalton-le-Dale (13)Bamber Bridge East (37)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Walton-le-Dale (1)Bamber Bridge East (7)
ShopliftingLostock Hall (1)Walton-le-Dale (66)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Walton-le-Dale (1)Lostock Hall (2)
Vehicle CrimeBamber Bridge West (12)Walton-le-Dale (47)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWalton-le-Dale (134)Bamber Bridge West (245)

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 June, when Bamber Bridge saw a 400% increase in other crime. Bamber Bridge saw a large fall in bicycle theft during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Bamber Bridge's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+112%+181%+94%-2%+72%+41%+80%+58%+52%
Bicycle Theft--50%-+150%-83%-33%+150%---
Burglary-56%-57%-46%-42%+9%-77%+46%-11%-45%-44%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-21%-37%+7%-4%+8%+100%+22%-16%+100%
Drugs--60%+200%-50%-33%+25%--33%-33%-
Other Crime-17%-20%+20%+400%+200%+67%+167%-50%+150%+80%
Other Theft+26%-76%-10%-48%--25%-32%--28%+188%
Possession of Weapons-+100%+100%---50%-67%---
Public Order-43%--52%+50%+18%+50%+63%+80%+20%-13%
Robbery-67%-80%----+400%---
Shoplifting-41%-58%-60%+43%-13%-57%-56%-53%-61%+14%
Theft From the Person---------50%-
Vehicle Crime-33%-60%-55%-68%-7%-24%-48%-33%+138%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%+8%+5%+14%+31%-8%+7%+6%+10%+16%

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021