Haslingden Crime Overview

Haslingden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Lancashire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haslingden in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haslingden is the 283rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,904th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Haslingden was the worst small town in Lancashire for other theft, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.69 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Haslingden residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Haslingden recorded 2 reports of robbery during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for robbery in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Haslingden are violence and sexual offences, with 469 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 500 offences and a difference of 1.95 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Haslingden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Haslingden Compared To Lancashire

Summary of Crimes in Haslingden This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour87755.0088,46658.637% safer
Bicycle Theft10.068670.57850% safer
Burglary644.017,4914.9624% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1036.4613,6289.0340% safer
Drugs80.502,4861.65230% safer
Other Crime221.382,5911.7225% safer
Other Theft1157.219,7706.4810% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.069890.661000% safer
Public Order734.588,0945.3617% safer
Robbery40.257520.50100% safer
Shoplifting452.825,4113.5927% safer
Theft From the Person30.195550.3795% safer
Vehicle Crime865.396,2574.1523% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences46929.4150,36333.3813% safer

Haslingden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kirkham38448.9227% safer
Coppull43551.9720% safer
Heysham86952.9118% safer
Whitworth42954.4115% safer
Cleveleys59555.4013% safer
Rawtenstall1,57664.283.0% more dangerous
Great Harwood72365.795% more dangerous
Oswaldtwistle74868.399% more dangerous
Brierfield64471.5313% more dangerous
Bacup1,15684.5626% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haslingden

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Haslingden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33273055Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.500.440.190.06Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91086Safer
Other Crime0.821.61.11.4Getting worse
Other Theft9987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.190.380.06Safer
Public Order2.184.34.6Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.380.250.25Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.560.500.19Safer
Vehicle Crime6865Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20373129Getting worse

Changes In Haslingden's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Haslingden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+4%+106%+113%+219%+32%+74%+78%+100%+123%+53%
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-8%-45%-44%+50%-15%+75%--56%-45%
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%
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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021