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Crime and Safety in Heysham, Lancashire

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Heysham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 87th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heysham in 2021 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heysham is the 214th safest small town, and the 4,498th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Heysham was the worst small town in Lancashire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Heysham residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.61 per 1,000 residents. Heysham recorded 1 report of robbery during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for robbery in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Heysham are violence and sexual offences, with 412 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 363 offences and a difference of 2.99 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Heysham's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Heysham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

24% lower, regional crime rate

North West

85% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Heysham is 24% lower than the North West and 85% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Heysham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Heysham 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 Heysham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141680
202042688
201955910
2018661,084
201749802
201641670

Crime in Heysham Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Heysham This Year

 HeyshamLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54132.9472,68948.18 46% safer
Bicycle Theft20.127090.47 292% safer
Burglary211.286,4544.28 234% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson563.4114,1829.40 176% safer
Drugs150.912,5121.66 82% safer
Other Crime171.043,1312.08 100% safer
Other Theft472.869,2886.16 115% safer
Possession of Weapons100.611,1540.76 25% safer
Public Order503.049,6316.38 110% safer
Robbery70.438100.54 26% safer
Shoplifting100.615,8893.90 539% safer
Theft From the Person20.126860.45 275% safer
Vehicle Crime311.896,0334.00 112% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41225.0955,91037.06 48% safer

Heysham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burscough35937.2211% safer
Euxton51539.265% safer
Up Holland31041.010.95% safer
Penwortham93541.070.80% safer
Longridge34041.390.02% safer
Heysham68041.40-
Thornton84842.362.3% more dangerous
Poulton-le-Fylde77142.572.7% more dangerous
Barnoldswick48445.399% more dangerous
Clitheroe76846.1210% more dangerous
Coppull42050.1817% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heysham

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Recent Crimes in Heysham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Main StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sugham LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near AshcroftUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxcliffe RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St James CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jenny NookUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heathfoot DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Threshfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heathfoot AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Threshfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bleasdale GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Threshfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arncliffe RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walker GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sugham LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mallowdale AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eldon GroveUnable to prosecute suspect

Heysham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23214533 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.370.180.12 Safer
Burglary4.33.81.81.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91053.4 Safer
Drugs0.670.490.730.91 Getting worse
Other Crime2.00.911.31.0 Safer
Other Theft553.62.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.180.300.61 Getting worse
Public Order52.13.03.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.060.120.43 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.11.71.60.61 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.18-0.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.54.31.81.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35262225 Safer

Changes In Heysham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Heysham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Heysham41.40-
Barnet67.0838% more dangerous
Croydon82.4850% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0554% more dangerous
Bristol90.5254% more dangerous
Coventry102.2460% more dangerous
Leicester111.5963% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6468% more dangerous
Bradford132.2869% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Heysham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heysham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Heysham saw a 488% increase in anti-social behaviour. Heysham saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 89% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-13%+142%+278%+488%+64%+54%+226%+74%+113%+27%
Burglary-33%-29%+300%+33%--25%-75%--40%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-59%-79%+33%+63%-33%---50%-46%-88%
Drugs+50%---------
Other Crime---------+200%
Other Theft-29%-10%-40%+17%-33%-89%-33%+160%-80%-25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%+100%+300%-50%+200%-20%+233%+67%+150%-
Shoplifting-80%--33%+100%+400%+100%----
Vehicle Crime-70%-80%+20%-80%-75%-50%-50%-57%-33%+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences-65%-27%-43%-32%+38%+3%-39%+6%+56%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heysham

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

How dangerous is Heysham?
Heysham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire.

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

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

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