Fleetwood Crime Overview

Fleetwood is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Lancashire, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fleetwood in 2020 was 113 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% higher than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fleetwood is the 24th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 330th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Fleetwood was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for criminal damage and arson, with 43 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Fleetwood residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Fleetwood recorded 12 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Fleetwood are violence and sexual offences, with 1,284 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 1.8% higher than 2019's figure of 1,261 offences and a difference of 0.88 from 2019's crime rate of 48. Fleetwood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 14 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 7% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Fleetwood This Year

 FleetwoodLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,10580.3388,46658.6327% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft361.378670.5758% more dangerous
Burglary1836.987,4914.9629% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson48318.4313,6289.0351% more dangerous
Drugs672.562,4861.6536% more dangerous
Other Crime803.052,5911.7244% more dangerous
Other Theft2248.559,7706.4824% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons301.149890.6642% more dangerous
Public Order1616.148,0945.3613% more dangerous
Robbery190.737520.5032% more dangerous
Shoplifting1927.335,4113.5951% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.535550.3730% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1927.336,2574.1543% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,28449.0050,36333.3832% more dangerous

Crime in Fleetwood Compared To Lancashire

Fleetwood Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chorley3,04881.0440% safer
Morecambe3,09387.1630% safer
Darwen2,38187.7029% safer
Nelson2,99995.6318% safer
Accrington3,891109.263.6% safer
Fleetwood2,965113.14-

Fleetwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour76495480Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.21.50.921.4Safer
Burglary10977Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson18201618Getting worse
Drugs1.91.51.42.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.22.53.0Getting worse
Other Theft1113109Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.800.611.1Getting worse
Public Order3.01176Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.690.500.73Getting worse
Shoplifting1011107Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.841.60.500.53Safer
Vehicle Crime10867Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36584849Getting worse

Changes In Fleetwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Fleetwood to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7167% safer
Coventry77.4146% safer
Croydon83.2236% safer
Sheffield85.8132% safer
Bristol86.2131% safer
Leicester97.4416% safer
Birmingham102.8710% safer
Liverpool107.285% safer
Fleetwood113.14-
Bradford133.0215% more dangerous
Leeds137.1017% more dangerous

Crime in Fleetwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth58293Third
Fleetwood South East762101Second
Fleetwood Town1,272159First
Fleetwood Warren38464Fourth

Fleetwood Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Fleetwood for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourFleetwood Warren (304)Fleetwood Town (1,030)
Bicycle TheftFleetwood Warren (2)Fleetwood Town (19)
BurglaryFleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (24)Fleetwood Town (81)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFleetwood Warren (72)Fleetwood Town (173)
DrugsFleetwood Warren (7)Fleetwood Town (39)
Other CrimeFleetwood Warren (12)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (27)
Other TheftFleetwood Warren (23)Fleetwood Town (107)
Possession of WeaponsFleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (3)Fleetwood Town (19)
Public OrderFleetwood Warren (15)Fleetwood Town (77)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (2)Fleetwood Town (11)
ShopliftingFleetwood Warren (14)Fleetwood South East (82)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (2)Fleetwood Town (7)
Vehicle CrimeFleetwood Town (48)Fleetwood Rossall & Chatsworth (62)
Violence and Sexual OffencesFleetwood Warren (168)Fleetwood Town (596)

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 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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021