Fulwood Crime Overview

Fulwood is the safest medium-sized town in Lancashire, and is the 49th safest overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fulwood in 2020 was 22 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 230% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fulwood is the third safest medium-sized town, and the 3,135th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2017, Fulwood was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2016 was also a bad month for Fulwood residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Fulwood are violence and sexual offences, with 339 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 374 offences and a difference of 1.03 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Fulwood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Fulwood Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Fulwood This Year

 FulwoodLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour63718.7088,46658.63214% safer
Bicycle Theft60.188670.57217% safer
Burglary581.707,4914.96192% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1002.9413,6289.03207% safer
Drugs90.262,4861.65535% safer
Other Crime140.412,5911.72320% safer
Other Theft712.089,7706.48212% safer
Possession of Weapons80.239890.66187% safer
Public Order511.508,0945.36257% safer
Robbery40.127520.50317% safer
Shoplifting80.235,4113.591461% safer
Theft From the Person20.065550.37517% safer
Vehicle Crime782.296,2574.1581% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3399.9550,36333.38235% safer

Fulwood Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fulwood74821.96-
Lytham St Anne's1,11725.2813% more dangerous
Saint Anne's on the Sea87631.8831% more dangerous
Ormskirk1,04039.6045% more dangerous
Leyland2,36959.9863% more dangerous
Skelmersdale2,23465.8867% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fulwood

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Recent Crimes in Fulwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawrence StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawrence StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EdenwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near EdenwayUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pool House CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Singleton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pool House CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pool House CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sir Tom Finney WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Worcester GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Worcester GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glebe CloseLocal resolution
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Dalmore RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blundell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near GreenwayAction to be taken by another organisation

Fulwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111219Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.410.530.18Safer
Burglary3.93.83.11.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.53.43.42.9Safer
Drugs0.260.290.150.26Getting worse
Other Crime0.210.410.320.41Getting worse
Other Theft3.02.73.02.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.030.150.23Getting worse
Public Order0.592.61.81.5Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.210.320.12Safer
Shoplifting1.30.940.790.23Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.150.320.030.06Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.83.52.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences6111110Getting worse

Changes In Fulwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fulwood to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fulwood21.96-
Barnet67.7168% more dangerous
Coventry77.4172% more dangerous
Croydon83.2274% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8174% more dangerous
Bristol86.2175% more dangerous
Leicester97.4477% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8779% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2880% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1084% more dangerous

Crime in Fulwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fulwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Fulwood saw a 250% increase in public order. Fulwood saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 91% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+188%+121%+187%+3%+65%+7%+43%+34%+71%
Bicycle Theft----88%-50%-----
Burglary+50%-43%-55%-69%-71%-50%+13%-44%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-57%-14%-29%+12%-+29%--46%+100%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--+100%-50%--+200%---
Other Theft-33%-88%-86%-75%-40%-11%-75%+133%-+14%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+25%-50%+20%+25%+20%+250%-40%--25%
Robbery--80%--------
Shoplifting----50%------
Vehicle Crime+250%-25%-63%+17%-61%-50%-17%-88%-25%-91%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-7%-4%-14%-50%+55%+25%-7%--10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fulwood

What police force serves Fulwood?
Fulwood's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Fulwood?
Fulwood is the safest medium-sized town in Lancashire.
What is Fulwood's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fulwood are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fulwood?
Fulwood's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021