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Crime and Safety in Fleetwood

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Fleetwood is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Lancashire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fleetwood in 2021 was 115 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 33% higher than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fleetwood is the 31st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 393rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Fleetwood was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for criminal damage and arson, with 50 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Fleetwood residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Fleetwood recorded 14 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Fleetwood are violence and sexual offences, with 1,390 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 53. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,284 offences and a difference of 4.04 from 2020's crime rate of 49. Fleetwood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 14 crimes.

Fleetwood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Lancashire

55% higher, regional crime rate

North West

34% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fleetwood is 55% higher than the North West and 34% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fleetwood Crime Rate Over Time

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Fleetwood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Fleetwood 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 Fleetwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211153,013
20201132,965
20191112,905
20181383,608
20171062,784
2016882,301

Crime in Fleetwood Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Fleetwood This Year

 FleetwoodLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,93373.7672,68948.18 35% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft180.697090.47 32% more dangerous
Burglary1786.796,4544.28 37% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson45617.4014,1829.40 46% more dangerous
Drugs782.982,5121.66 44% more dangerous
Other Crime712.713,1312.08 23% more dangerous
Other Theft2338.899,2886.16 31% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons291.111,1540.76 32% more dangerous
Public Order2288.709,6316.38 27% more dangerous
Robbery200.768100.54 29% more dangerous
Shoplifting1977.525,8893.90 48% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.536860.45 15% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1013.856,0334.00 3.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,39053.0455,91037.06 30% more dangerous

Fleetwood Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Skelmersdale2,16763.9080% safer
Chorley3,34488.9129% safer
Nelson2,89092.1625% safer
Darwen2,70099.4516% safer
Morecambe3,760105.969% safer
Fleetwood3,013114.97-
Accrington4,202117.992.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fleetwood

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Recent Crimes in Fleetwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Greenfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Wansbeck AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Clifton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Broomfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Back Cop LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The EsplanadeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Nelson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lindel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near BroadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Formby AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Romney AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Witton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crown LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Albany RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rutland AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eamont PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Broomfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Fleetwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour49548074 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.50.921.40.69 Safer
Burglary9777 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20161817 Safer
Drugs1.51.42.63.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.53.02.7 Getting worse
Other Theft131099 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.800.611.11.1 Getting worse
Public Order11769 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.690.500.730.76 Getting worse
Shoplifting111078 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.60.500.530.53 Safer
Vehicle Crime8673.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences58484953 Getting worse

Changes In Fleetwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Fleetwood's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Fleetwood Rugby Club1---121.7
King George's Memorial Field3----00.36
Marine Gardens42-1-252.0
Memorial Park2152863.5

Comparing Fleetwood to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0871% safer
Croydon82.4839% safer
Sheffield90.0528% safer
Bristol90.5227% safer
Coventry102.2412% safer
Leicester111.593.0% safer
Fleetwood114.97-
Liverpool123.067% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6411% more dangerous
Bradford132.2813% more dangerous
Leeds150.9424% more dangerous

Crime in Fleetwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth48978Third
Fleetwood South East73898Second
Fleetwood Town1,538192First
Fleetwood Warren27746Fourth

Fleetwood Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourFleetwood Warren (228)Fleetwood Town (963)
Bicycle TheftFleetwood South East (6)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (6)
BurglaryFleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (8)Fleetwood Town (112)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFleetwood Warren (42)Fleetwood Town (231)
DrugsFleetwood Warren (8)Fleetwood Town (44)
Other CrimeFleetwood Warren (10)Fleetwood South East (22)
Other TheftFleetwood Warren (25)Fleetwood Town (124)
Possession of WeaponsFleetwood Warren (1)Fleetwood Town (17)
Public OrderFleetwood Warren (17)Fleetwood Town (112)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (1)Fleetwood Town (11)
ShopliftingFleetwood Warren (7)Fleetwood Town (83)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (2)Fleetwood Town (6)
Vehicle CrimeFleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (14)Fleetwood Town (52)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFleetwood Warren (123)Fleetwood Town (717)

Crime in Fleetwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fleetwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Fleetwood saw a 800% increase in drugs. Fleetwood saw a large fall in drugs during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Fleetwood's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+72%+133%+179%-7%+23%+33%-1%+50%+57%
Bicycle Theft--+67%+100%-+100%+133%+50%--
Burglary-29%+87%+43%-8%+11%+29%+38%-20%-38%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-5%-30%+3%+12%+5%-4%+3%+28%+5%+8%
Drugs+100%+300%+800%+25%-17%+200%-80%+33%+233%+200%
Other Crime--17%-+400%-43%+57%+100%+71%+75%+13%
Other Theft-52%-48%-41%-48%--11%+32%+14%-23%+20%
Possession of Weapons+100%-+400%-+300%---+200%+400%
Public Order-44%+7%-50%-13%-13%+31%+140%+46%+64%+7%
Robbery-+50%-+100%-+100%----
Shoplifting-52%-25%-70%-65%-50%-44%+75%-28%-42%-58%
Theft From the Person----+50%-50%---33%-
Vehicle Crime--47%-53%+56%-42%+78%+38%-39%-+178%
Violence and Sexual Offences-22%-26%-9%-15%+6%+17%+62%+21%+12%+44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fleetwood

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

How dangerous is Fleetwood?
Fleetwood is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Fleetwood?
Fleetwood's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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