Euxton Crime Overview

Euxton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 103rd most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Euxton in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 102% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Euxton is the 183rd safest small town, and the 5,193rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Euxton was the worst small town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Euxton are violence and sexual offences, with 242 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 0.83% lower than 2019's figure of 244 offences and a difference of 0.15 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Euxton's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Euxton Compared To Lancashire

Summary of Crimes in Euxton This Year

 EuxtonLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44634.0088,46658.6372% safer
Bicycle Theft70.538670.578% safer
Burglary261.987,4914.96151% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson584.4213,6289.03104% safer
Drugs90.692,4861.65139% safer
Other Crime60.462,5911.72274% safer
Other Theft312.369,7706.48175% safer
Possession of Weapons10.089890.66725% safer
Public Order392.978,0945.3680% safer
Robbery20.157520.50233% safer
Shoplifting181.375,4113.59162% safer
Theft From the Person10.085550.37362% safer
Vehicle Crime312.366,2574.1576% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24218.4550,36333.3881% safer

Euxton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Longton16320.9172% safer
Penwortham53423.4653% safer
Burscough31933.079% safer
Poulton-le-Fylde62934.733.4% safer
Clayton-le-Woods55935.022.5% safer
Euxton47135.91-
Thornton72236.060.42% more dangerous
Clitheroe65339.218% more dangerous
Longridge32839.9310% more dangerous
Up Holland30440.2211% more dangerous
Barnoldswick46443.5117% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Euxton

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Euxton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17151634Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.150.840.53Getting worse
Burglary3.72.53.42.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.74.53.44.4Getting worse
Drugs0.300.300.380.69Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.610.460.46Safer
Other Theft2.73.03.42.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.08--0.08No change
Public Order0.762.42.43.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.23-0.080.15Safer
Shoplifting0.841.41.51.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.150.080.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.13.62.72.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10191918Getting worse

Changes In Euxton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Euxton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Euxton35.91-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4154% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Euxton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Euxton25030First

Crime in Euxton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Euxton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Euxton saw a 344% increase in anti-social behaviour. Euxton saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+155%+344%+193%+30%+29%+131%+136%+133%+38%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+100%+33%-50%-33%--75%-83%-88%+150%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-75%+29%-50%--20%-+100%+100%+100%
Drugs----------50%
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft-80%-+100%-83%-33%-14%--60%-50%-
Public Order-75%-+100%-50%-25%+250%-75%+50%+250%+200%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---67%-+100%--25%--75%-
Vehicle Crime-50%---40%-40%--33%+250%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+73%+15%-22%+25%+16%-14%+4%-27%-32%-12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Euxton

What police force serves Euxton?
Euxton's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Euxton?
Euxton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire.
What is Euxton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Euxton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Euxton?
Euxton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021