Cleveleys Crime Overview

Cleveleys is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Lancashire, and is the 48th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cleveleys in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 31% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cleveleys is the 383rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,489th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Cleveleys was the worst small town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 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 1 report of theft from the person during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Cleveleys are violence and sexual offences, with 270 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 4.1% higher than 2019's figure of 259 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Cleveleys's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Cleveleys Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Cleveleys This Year

 CleveleysLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour50747.2188,46658.6324% safer
Bicycle Theft90.848670.5732% more dangerous
Burglary373.457,4914.9644% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson817.5413,6289.0320% safer
Drugs80.742,4861.65123% safer
Other Crime141.302,5911.7232% safer
Other Theft454.199,7706.4855% safer
Possession of Weapons40.379890.6678% safer
Public Order454.198,0945.3628% safer
Robbery20.197520.50163% safer
Shoplifting171.585,4113.59127% safer
Theft From the Person30.285550.3732% safer
Vehicle Crime605.596,2574.1526% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences27025.1450,36333.3833% safer

Cleveleys Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham45845.1823% safer
Kirkham38448.9213% safer
Coppull43551.977% safer
Heysham86952.914.7% safer
Whitworth42954.411.8% safer
Cleveleys59555.40-
Haslingden99462.3411% more dangerous
Rawtenstall1,57664.2814% more dangerous
Great Harwood72365.7916% more dangerous
Oswaldtwistle74868.3919% more dangerous
Brierfield64471.5323% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cleveleys

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Recent Crimes in Cleveleys

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nutter RoadOffender given a caution
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Dorset AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beach AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newcastle AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ocean WayOffender given a caution
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CornersUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oxford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021BurglaryOn or near InglewayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cambridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ramper GateUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ramper GateOffender given a caution
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ocean WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Public orderOn or near Kent AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kent AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Public orderOn or near Portsmouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Cleveleys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37222947Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.930.650.840.84Getting worse
Burglary4.274.53.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6768Getting worse
Drugs0.470.560.840.74Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.740.841.3Getting worse
Other Theft6554.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.370.190.37Getting worse
Public Order1.954.04.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.090.280.19Safer
Shoplifting91061.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.560.470.28Safer
Vehicle Crime6114.36Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19282425Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Cleveleys to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cleveleys55.40-
Barnet67.7118% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Cleveleys's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cleveleys West60571First

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 towns 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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021