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Crime and Safety in Leyland, Lancashire

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Leyland is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns in Lancashire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Leyland in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Leyland is the 67th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,049th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Leyland was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Leyland residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Leyland recorded 24 reports of vehicle crime during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.61 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Leyland are violence and sexual offences, with 1,187 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 1,047 offences and a difference of 3.54 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Leyland's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 55% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Leyland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Lancashire

18% higher, regional crime rate

North West

23% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Leyland is 18% higher than the North West and 23% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Leyland Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Leyland 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 Leyland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021622,460
2020552,189
2019632,472
2018722,848
2017512,033
2016431,702

Crime in Leyland Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Leyland This Year

 LeylandLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,37434.7972,68948.18 38% safer
Bicycle Theft240.617090.47 23% more dangerous
Burglary1182.996,4544.28 43% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3729.4214,1829.40 0.21% more dangerous
Drugs521.322,5121.66 26% safer
Other Crime701.773,1312.08 18% safer
Other Theft1664.209,2886.16 47% safer
Possession of Weapons230.581,1540.76 31% safer
Public Order1834.639,6316.38 38% safer
Robbery150.388100.54 42% safer
Shoplifting982.485,8893.90 57% safer
Theft From the Person110.286860.45 61% safer
Vehicle Crime1413.576,0334.00 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,18730.0555,91037.06 23% safer

Leyland Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lytham St Anne's63414.35334% safer
Ormskirk80230.54104% safer
Saint Anne's on the Sea1,51655.1713% safer
Leyland2,46062.29-
Skelmersdale2,16763.902.5% more dangerous
Chorley3,34488.9130% more dangerous
Nelson2,89092.1632% more dangerous
Darwen2,70099.4537% more dangerous
Morecambe3,760105.9641% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Leyland

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Recent Crimes in Leyland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Curlew CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Welsby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bannister DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Golden Hill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor House CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Golden Hill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leyton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Boundary StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near West PaddockInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nursery CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Long CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arundel WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Springfield RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ryan CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fox LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GreystonesUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bannister DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dunkirk LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Leyland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26284235 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.60.680.780.61 Safer
Burglary4.04.23.13.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10869 Getting worse
Drugs0.730.681.11.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.50.941.31.8 Getting worse
Other Theft664.34.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.350.630.58 Getting worse
Public Order654.94.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.480.430.38 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.84.23.22.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.350.380.130.28 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.72.73.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32282730 Getting worse

Changes In Leyland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Leyland to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Leyland62.29-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0531% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Leyland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Leyland North67688First

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 500% increase in other crime. Leyland saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 95% compared to June in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Leyland's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%+170%+56%+83%+53%+37%+44%+132%+49%+7%
Bicycle Theft-25%---+300%-60%+100%-50%--
Burglary+17%+43%-8%-95%-40%+10%+6%-79%+33%-22%
Criminal Damage and Arson-30%-38%-32%-25%-4%-10%--7%-26%-46%
Drugs-+50%-+50%+175%-75%+100%+200%+100%+200%
Other Crime-60%+133%+400%-+500%+200%-33%+17%-+67%
Other Theft-13%-40%-54%-62%-15%-28%-14%-52%-22%-40%
Possession of Weapons-50%+100%-+33%-+200%+200%--+100%
Public Order-33%-70%-22%+55%-15%+78%+33%+79%+33%-36%
Robbery-50%---67%-67%-50%-67%---
Shoplifting--13%-14%-40%-53%-42%-68%-27%+13%-
Vehicle Crime+27%--50%-79%-76%-50%+22%-33%+50%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-26%-1%-17%+29%+61%-5%+4%-13%-25%

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).

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