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Crime and Safety in Euxton

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Euxton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 94th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Euxton in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 96% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Euxton is the 185th safest small town, and the 4,844th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Euxton was the worst small town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Euxton residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.84 per 1,000 residents. Euxton recorded 1 report of robbery during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for robbery in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Euxton are violence and sexual offences, with 296 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 242 offences and a difference of 4.12 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Euxton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Euxton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

31% lower, regional crime rate

North West

95% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Euxton is 31% lower than the North West and 95% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Euxton Crime Rate Over Time

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Euxton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Euxton 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 Euxton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139515
202036471
201937490
201837486
201726340
201623299

Crime in Euxton Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Euxton This Year

 EuxtonLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39930.4272,68948.18 58% safer
Bicycle Theft30.237090.47 104% safer
Burglary352.676,4544.28 60% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson362.7414,1829.40 243% safer
Drugs161.222,5121.66 36% safer
Other Crime120.913,1312.08 129% safer
Other Theft251.919,2886.16 223% safer
Possession of Weapons20.151,1540.76 407% safer
Public Order493.749,6316.38 71% safer
Robbery30.238100.54 135% safer
Shoplifting110.845,8893.90 364% safer
Theft From the Person10.086860.45 462% safer
Vehicle Crime261.986,0334.00 102% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29622.5755,91037.06 64% safer

Euxton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham161.582385% safer
Aughton17421.7181% safer
Longton25933.2218% safer
Burscough35937.225% safer
Euxton51539.26-
Up Holland31041.014.3% more dangerous
Penwortham93541.074.4% more dangerous
Longridge34041.395% more dangerous
Heysham68041.405% more dangerous
Thornton84842.367% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Euxton

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Recent Crimes in Euxton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belfry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bredon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S GateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Culbeck LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Orchard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Troon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallom AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cotswold AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Troon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Spennymoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Spennymoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Robinson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Anderton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Darwen Fold CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Euxton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15163430 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.150.840.530.23 Safer
Burglary2.53.42.02.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.53.44.42.7 Safer
Drugs0.300.380.691.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.610.460.460.91 Getting worse
Other Theft3.03.42.41.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.080.15 Getting worse
Public Order2.42.43.03.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.080.150.23 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.51.40.84 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.150.080.080.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.62.72.42.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19191823 Getting worse

Changes In Euxton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Euxton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Euxton39.26-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Euxton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Euxton30136First

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 5 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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