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Crime and Safety in Burscough

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Burscough is among the top 5 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 99th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burscough in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 107% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burscough is the 162nd safest small town, and the 5,206th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Burscough was the worst small town in Lancashire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Burscough residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Burscough recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Burscough are violence and sexual offences, with 170 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 145 offences and a difference of 2.60 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Burscough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Burscough 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

38% lower, regional crime rate

North West

105% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burscough is 38% lower than the North West and 105% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burscough Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Burscough 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 Burscough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137359
202033319
201937354
201845435
201733318
201630292

Crime in Burscough Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Burscough This Year

 BurscoughLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26627.5872,68948.18 75% safer
Burglary232.386,4544.28 80% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson464.7714,1829.40 97% safer
Drugs70.732,5121.66 127% safer
Other Crime131.353,1312.08 54% safer
Other Theft313.219,2886.16 92% safer
Possession of Weapons60.621,1540.76 23% safer
Public Order222.289,6316.38 180% safer
Robbery40.418100.54 32% safer
Shoplifting202.075,8893.90 88% safer
Theft From the Person20.216860.45 114% safer
Vehicle Crime151.566,0334.00 156% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17017.6355,91037.06 110% safer

Burscough Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham161.582256% safer
Aughton17421.7171% safer
Longton25933.2212% safer
Burscough35937.22-
Euxton51539.265% more dangerous
Up Holland31041.019% more dangerous
Penwortham93541.079% more dangerous
Longridge34041.3910% more dangerous
Heysham68041.4010% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burscough

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Recent Crimes in Burscough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chislett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Abbey DaleUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Furnival DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fletcher'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Christines CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazelwood AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Liverpool Road SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ringtail PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newlands AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rabbit LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newlands AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harding RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Admiralty CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stanley CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pickles DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Christines CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clayton GardensUnable to prosecute suspect

Burscough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21203228 Getting worse
Burglary3.43.73.72.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.44.64.8 Safer
Drugs0.620.620.520.73 Getting worse
Other Crime0.730.620.831.4 Getting worse
Other Theft652.83.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.100.62 Getting worse
Public Order3.41.41.22.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.620.210.41 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.23.02.52.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.21-0.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.92.31.21.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19131518 Getting worse

Changes In Burscough's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burscough to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burscough37.22-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Burscough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burscough35538First

Crime in Burscough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burscough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Burscough saw a 433% increase in anti-social behaviour. Burscough saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 91% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-21%+40%+140%+271%-38%+16%+433%+48%+156%+83%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-40%+67%+300%+400%-+100%-13%-33%-50%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-71%+33%+200%-33%+67%+250%-71%-83%-67%
Drugs---------50%-
Other Crime+100%-----+100%-+100%-
Other Theft+300%-20%-17%+33%--91%+200%-60%-33%-
Public Order-67%--------+200%
Shoplifting---33%--50%-20%-57%-33%-50%-80%
Vehicle Crime----+50%-----83%
Violence and Sexual Offences-44%-18%-19%+29%+8%+88%+138%+117%+67%-36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burscough

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

How dangerous is Burscough?
Burscough is among the top 5 safest small town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Burscough?
Burscough's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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