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Crime and Safety in Cleveleys, Lancashire

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Cleveleys is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Lancashire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleveleys in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 28% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleveleys is the 359th most dangerous small town, and the 2,205th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Cleveleys was the worst small town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Cleveleys residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Cleveleys recorded 16 reports of shoplifting during February 2021, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst small town for shoplifting in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleveleys are violence and sexual offences, with 323 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 270 offences and a difference of 4.93 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Cleveleys's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Cleveleys 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Lancashire

15% higher, regional crime rate

North West

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cleveleys is 15% higher than the North West and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cleveleys Crime Rate Over Time

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Cleveleys Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cleveleys 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 Cleveleys

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202160649
202055595
201957616
201876813
201755593
201656600

Crime in Cleveleys Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Cleveleys This Year

 CleveleysLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44141.0672,68948.18 17% safer
Bicycle Theft40.377090.47 27% safer
Burglary211.966,4544.28 118% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson676.2414,1829.40 51% safer
Drugs60.562,5121.66 196% safer
Other Crime121.123,1312.08 86% safer
Other Theft434.009,2886.16 54% safer
Possession of Weapons70.651,1540.76 17% safer
Public Order514.759,6316.38 34% safer
Robbery20.198100.54 184% safer
Shoplifting575.315,8893.90 27% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.566860.45 20% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime504.666,0334.00 14% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences32330.0755,91037.06 23% safer

Cleveleys Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Barnoldswick48445.3933% safer
Clitheroe76846.1231% safer
Coppull42050.1820% safer
Clayton-le-Woods82051.3718% safer
Whitworth46458.852.7% safer
Cleveleys64960.43-
Kirkham47961.020.97% more dangerous
Haslingden1,01763.785% more dangerous
Rawtenstall1,59465.017% more dangerous
Great Harwood71765.247% more dangerous
Oswaldtwistle73166.8310% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleveleys

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Recent Crimes in Cleveleys

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Princess RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Blythe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BroadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Croasdale DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cleveleys AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gloucester AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ramper GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Portsmouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ryden AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Princess RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Linden GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Portsmouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Merlyn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Princess RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Radnor AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Palatine RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Cleveleys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22294741 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.650.840.840.37 Safer
Burglary74.53.42.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7686 Safer
Drugs0.560.840.740.56 Safer
Other Crime0.740.841.31.1 Getting worse
Other Theft554.24.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.190.370.65 Getting worse
Public Order54.04.24.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.280.190.19 Safer
Shoplifting1061.65 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.470.280.56 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime114.364.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28242530 Getting worse

Changes In Cleveleys's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Cleveleys's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Cleveleys that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
North Drive Park3---102.2

Comparing Cleveleys to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cleveleys60.43-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Cleveleys's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cleveleys West65477First

Crime in Cleveleys During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cleveleys change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Cleveleys saw a 700% increase in public order. Cleveleys saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+3%+115%+53%+171%-5%+29%+100%+122%+68%+141%
Bicycle Theft+200%---------
Burglary+33%+50%+17%-17%--33%-40%---33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%+80%+50%-88%+17%-17%+350%-+80%+75%
Drugs----------
Other Crime+100%--------67%-
Other Theft+40%-25%-67%+100%-25%-67%-80%-67%--33%
Public Order-80%+50%-60%-50%+700%-+600%---
Shoplifting-67%-80%-71%-83%-50%-50%-33%---75%
Vehicle Crime+133%---+250%+150%+75%-67%-33%+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences-58%-54%-40%+38%+12%+65%+107%+15%+13%+107%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cleveleys

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

How dangerous is Cleveleys?
Cleveleys is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cleveleys?
Cleveleys's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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