Clayton-le-Moors is the most dangerous small town in Lancashire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clayton-le-Moors in 2021 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clayton-le-Moors is the 97th most dangerous small town, and the 686th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2021, Clayton-le-Moors was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Clayton-le-Moors residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Clayton-le-Moors recorded 16 reports of criminal damage and arson during July 2021, making its crime rate of 2.0 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Lancashire that month.
The most common crimes in Clayton-le-Moors are violence and sexual offences, with 368 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 345 offences and a difference of 2.81 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Clayton-le-Moors's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.
Small Towns, Lancashire
45% higher, regional crime rate
22% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Clayton-le-Moors is 45% higher than the North West and 22% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Clayton-le-Moors 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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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||619||75.80||72,689||48.18||36% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||5||0.61||709||0.47||23% more dangerous|
|Burglary||47||5.76||6,454||4.28||26% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||105||12.86||14,182||9.40||27% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||24||2.94||3,131||2.08||29% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||59||7.23||9,288||6.16||15% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||8||0.98||1,154||0.76||22% more dangerous|
|Public Order||89||10.90||9,630||6.38||41% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||3||0.37||686||0.45||22% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||34||4.16||6,033||4.00||3.8% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||368||45.06||55,909||37.06||18% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Beech Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Atlas Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Jackson Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Rishton Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Whalley Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sweet Briar Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Chapel Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rutland Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ann Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oxford Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Warwick Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sydney Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Chapel Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Mill Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Warwick Avenue||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Spring Meadows||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Chapel Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Warwick Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rishton Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||36||37||75||76||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.37||0.12||0.73||0.61||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||15||9||10||13||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||1.7||2.0||2.2||2.9||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.37||0.73||0.73||0.98||Getting worse|
|Public Order||9||4.5||8||11||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.2||0.37||0.24||0.24||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.61||0.49||0.37||0.37||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||46||40||42||45||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||16% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||24% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||29% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||38% more dangerous|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clayton-le-Moors change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Clayton-le-Moors saw a 600% increase in other theft. Clayton-le-Moors saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-17%||-33%||-33%||-||+50%||-||+60%||-33%||-||+50%|
|Possession of Weapons||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-18%||+43%||+48%||-29%||+82%||-4%||-21%||+20%||+29%||-37%|