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Crime and Safety in Haslingden, Lancashire

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Haslingden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Lancashire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haslingden in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haslingden is the 316th most dangerous small town, and the 1,932nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Haslingden was the worst small town in Lancashire for criminal damage and arson, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Haslingden residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Haslingden recorded 10 reports of other theft during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.63 the worst small town for other theft in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Haslingden are violence and sexual offences, with 495 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 469 offences and a difference of 1.63 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Haslingden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Haslingden 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Lancashire

20% higher, regional crime rate

North West

20% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haslingden is 20% higher than the North West and 20% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haslingden Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Haslingden 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 Haslingden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021641,017
202062994
2019711,133
2018911,454
201761968
201645720

Crime in Haslingden Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Haslingden This Year

 HaslingdenLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour72645.5372,68948.18 6% safer
Bicycle Theft10.067090.47 683% safer
Burglary603.766,4544.28 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1086.7714,1829.40 39% safer
Drugs181.132,5121.66 47% safer
Other Crime130.823,1312.08 154% safer
Other Theft1036.469,2886.16 4.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.691,1540.76 10% safer
Public Order905.649,6316.38 13% safer
Robbery40.258100.54 116% safer
Shoplifting281.765,8893.90 122% safer
Theft From the Person10.066860.45 650% safer
Vehicle Crime855.336,0334.00 25% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences49531.0455,91037.06 19% safer

Haslingden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Coppull42050.1827% safer
Clayton-le-Woods82051.3724% safer
Whitworth46458.858% safer
Cleveleys64960.436% safer
Kirkham47961.024.5% safer
Haslingden1,01763.78-
Rawtenstall1,59465.011.9% more dangerous
Great Harwood71765.242.2% more dangerous
Oswaldtwistle73166.834.6% more dangerous
Brierfield64771.8611% more dangerous
Bacup1,13382.8823% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haslingden

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Recent Crimes in Haslingden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prospect HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Osborne WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hillside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rifle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Schofield StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greens LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Townsend StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cedar AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Birch AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Smithy Brow CourtOffender given a caution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Laund Hey ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenfield StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hope StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kirkhill AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bank StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Crocus CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancaster AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Haslingden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27305546 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.190.060.06 Safer
Burglary964.03.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10867 Safer
Drugs0.630.500.501.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.11.40.82 Safer
Other Theft9876 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.380.060.69 Getting worse
Public Order84.34.66 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.250.250.25 Safer
Shoplifting5.04.42.81.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.500.190.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime8655 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37312931 Getting worse

Changes In Haslingden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Haslingden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Haslingden63.78-
Barnet67.084.9% more dangerous
Croydon82.4823% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5230% more dangerous
Coventry102.2438% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Haslingden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haslingden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Haslingden saw a 219% increase in anti-social behaviour. Haslingden saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 89% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+106%+113%+219%+32%+74%+78%+100%+123%+53%
Burglary+40%+25%-20%-38%-38%+40%-64%-89%-50%-43%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-8%-45%-44%+50%-15%+75%--56%-45%
Drugs--------50%--
Other Crime+200%+100%--+200%+200%-50%-50%+100%-
Other Theft+110%-31%-44%-10%+25%-36%+50%-29%-55%-73%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-78%+80%-75%+140%+200%+80%-60%+150%-+40%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+100%--63%-33%-67%-82%-75%-71%-57%-
Vehicle Crime+30%+38%-57%--50%+40%-10%-77%+50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-43%-27%-17%+28%+6%-16%+12%+9%+47%-6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haslingden

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

How dangerous is Haslingden?
Haslingden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Haslingden?
Haslingden's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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