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Crime and Safety in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire

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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.

Clayton-le-Moors 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Lancashire

45% higher, regional crime rate

North West

22% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

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.

Clayton-le-Moors Crime Rate Over Time

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Clayton-le-Moors Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Clayton-le-Moors

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202193763
202085696
201974602
2018111904
201768552
201667551

Crime in Clayton-le-Moors Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Clayton-le-Moors This Year

 Clayton-le-MoorsLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour61975.8072,68948.18 36% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.617090.47 23% more dangerous
Burglary475.766,4544.28 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10512.8614,1829.40 27% more dangerous
Drugs50.612,5121.66 172% safer
Other Crime242.943,1312.08 29% more dangerous
Other Theft597.239,2886.16 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.981,1540.76 22% more dangerous
Public Order8910.909,6306.38 41% more dangerous
Robbery20.248100.54 125% safer
Shoplifting141.715,8893.90 128% safer
Theft From the Person30.376860.45 22% safer
Vehicle Crime344.166,0334.00 3.8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36845.0655,90937.06 18% more dangerous

Clayton-le-Moors Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Harwood71765.2443% safer
Oswaldtwistle73166.8340% safer
Brierfield64771.8630% safer
Bacup1,13382.8813% safer
Colne1,59889.174.8% safer
Clayton-le-Moors76393.44-

Crime Over Time in Clayton-le-Moors

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Recent Crimes in Clayton-le-Moors

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Beech StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Atlas StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jackson StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rishton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Whalley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sweet Briar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Chapel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rutland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ann StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sydney StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick AvenueLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring MeadowsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warwick AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rishton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Clayton-le-Moors Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36377576 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.120.730.61 Getting worse
Burglary174.866 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1591013 Getting worse
Drugs1.10.371.60.61 Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.02.22.9 Getting worse
Other Theft11767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.730.730.98 Getting worse
Public Order94.5811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.20.370.240.24 Safer
Shoplifting2.10.860.491.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.490.370.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime63.764.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences46404245 Getting 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
Coventry39.93134% safer
Birmingham49.6088% safer
Barnet67.0839% safer
Croydon82.4813% safer
Sheffield90.033.8% safer
Bristol90.523.2% safer
Clayton-le-Moors93.44-
Leicester111.5916% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0624% more dangerous
Bradford132.2829% more dangerous
Leeds150.9438% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+70%+133%+177%+277%+13%+61%+25%+93%+79%+321%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+500%+100%-75%-80%-33%+100%+150%-60%-50%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-33%-33%-+50%-+60%-33%-+50%
Drugs+100%---------
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%
Shoplifting-----+100%----
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 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).

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