Clayton-le-Moors Crime Overview

Clayton-le-Moors is the second most dangerous small town in Lancashire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clayton-le-Moors in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clayton-le-Moors is the 98th most dangerous small town, and the 829th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Clayton-le-Moors was the worst small town in Lancashire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Clayton-le-Moors residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Clayton-le-Moors recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during July 2019, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Clayton-le-Moors are violence and sexual offences, with 345 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 325 offences and a difference of 2.45 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Clayton-le-Moors's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

Compare Clayton-le-Moors to other towns and cities

See how Clayton-le-Moors shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Clayton-le-Moors and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

Clayton-le-Moors Crime Map

Click to use map
Are you researching crime in Clayton-le-Moors, or have a general question? Please contact our team. We offer free consultation on basic requests. This content is licensed CC BY-ND 4.0. When referencing or citing CrimeRate data or content on third-party sites, we require attribution to the source page on
Creative Commons logo

Crime in Clayton-le-Moors Compared To Lancashire

Summary of Crimes in Clayton-le-Moors This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour61274.9488,46658.6322% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.738670.5722% more dangerous
Burglary485.887,4914.9616% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8310.1613,6289.0311% more dangerous
Drugs131.592,4861.653.8% safer
Other Crime182.202,5911.7222% more dangerous
Other Theft516.259,7706.483.7% safer
Possession of Weapons60.739890.6610% more dangerous
Public Order657.968,0945.3633% more dangerous
Robbery20.247520.50108% safer
Shoplifting40.495,4113.59633% safer
Theft From the Person30.375550.370% safer
Vehicle Crime526.376,2574.1535% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences34542.2550,36333.3821% more dangerous

Clayton-le-Moors Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rawtenstall1,57664.2833% safer
Great Harwood72365.7930% safer
Oswaldtwistle74868.3925% safer
Brierfield64471.5319% safer
Bacup1,15684.560.79% safer
Colne1,72396.1411% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clayton-le-Moors

View crime percentage over time for

Clayton-le-Moors Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour50363775Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.370.120.73Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1315910Safer
Drugs0.121.10.371.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.611.72.02.2Getting worse
Other Theft91176Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.370.730.73Getting worse
Public Order3.494.58Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.491.20.370.24Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.610.490.37Safer
Vehicle Crime763.76Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19464042Getting worse

Changes In Clayton-le-Moors's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clayton-le-Moors to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7126% safer
Coventry77.4110% safer
Croydon83.222.4% safer
Sheffield85.810.68% more dangerous
Bristol86.211.1% more dangerous
Leicester97.4413% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8717% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2821% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Clayton-le-Moors During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+70%+133%+177%+277%+13%+61%+25%+93%+79%+321%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-33%-33%-+50%-+60%-33%-+50%
Other Crime+50%+100%+100%+100%-50%---+50%-
Other Theft-40%-25%+50%-33%--20%-22%+100%+600%+300%
Possession of Weapons-50%---------
Public Order-17%+150%+75%+25%+300%+25%+200%-25%-+20%
Theft From the Person--+100%-------
Vehicle Crime+267%+200%-+250%-+200%-67%+50%-25%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%+43%+48%-29%+82%-4%-21%+20%+29%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clayton-le-Moors

What police force serves Clayton-le-Moors?
Clayton-le-Moors's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Clayton-le-Moors?
Clayton-le-Moors is the second most dangerous small town in Lancashire.
What is Clayton-le-Moors's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Clayton-le-Moors are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Clayton-le-Moors?
Clayton-le-Moors's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021