Leyland Crime Overview

Leyland is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Lancashire, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Leyland in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Leyland is the 65th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,088th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Leyland was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Leyland residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents. Leyland recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Leyland are violence and sexual offences, with 1,155 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 4.3% lower than 2019's figure of 1,205 offences and a difference of 1.27 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Leyland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 15 crimes.

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Crime in Leyland Compared To Lancashire

Summary of Crimes in Leyland This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,86347.1788,46658.6324% safer
Bicycle Theft310.788670.5727% more dangerous
Burglary1423.607,4914.9638% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2656.7113,6289.0335% safer
Drugs441.112,4861.6549% safer
Other Crime541.372,5911.7226% safer
Other Theft1824.619,7706.4841% safer
Possession of Weapons270.689890.662.9% more dangerous
Public Order2005.068,0945.366% safer
Robbery170.437520.5016% safer
Shoplifting1273.225,4113.5911% safer
Theft From the Person50.135550.37185% safer
Vehicle Crime1203.046,2574.1537% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,15529.2450,36333.3814% safer

Leyland Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fulwood74821.96173% safer
Lytham St Anne's1,11725.28137% safer
Saint Anne's on the Sea87631.8888% safer
Ormskirk1,04039.6051% safer
Skelmersdale2,23465.889% more dangerous
Chorley3,04881.0426% more dangerous
Morecambe3,09387.1631% more dangerous
Darwen2,38187.7032% more dangerous
Nelson2,99995.6337% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Leyland

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Leyland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33272947Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.60.730.78Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91087Safer
Drugs0.680.730.811.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.80.991.4Getting worse
Other Theft6774.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.380.380.68Getting worse
Public Order2.0655Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.460.350.380.13Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences21343129Getting worse

Changes In Leyland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Leyland to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2130% more dangerous
Leicester97.4438% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Leyland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Leyland North62982First

Crime in Leyland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Leyland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Leyland saw a 600% increase in other crime. Leyland saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+39%+183%+70%+83%+52%+40%+49%+131%+56%+20%
Bicycle Theft-50%---+300%-60%+100%-50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%-37%-41%-32%-11%-6%-8%-13%-25%-39%
Other Crime-67%+75%+400%-+600%+200%-33%+17%-+133%
Other Theft-13%-41%-57%-64%-14%-30%-14%-48%-17%-33%
Possession of Weapons-67%+200%-+33%-+200%+200%--+100%
Public Order-32%-67%-26%+31%-15%+89%+40%+73%+33%-33%
Vehicle Crime+29%--52%-60%-76%-38%-8%-38%+75%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-18%+4%-15%+28%+56%-+3%-19%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Leyland

What police force serves Leyland?
Leyland's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Leyland?
Leyland is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Lancashire.
What is Leyland's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Leyland are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Leyland?
Leyland's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021