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Crime and Safety in Longridge

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Longridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 88th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Longridge 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, Longridge is the 213rd safest small town, and the 4,502nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Longridge was the worst small town in Lancashire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Longridge residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Longridge recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Longridge are violence and sexual offences, with 152 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 0.66% higher than 2020's figure of 151 offences and a difference of 0.12 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Longridge's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Longridge 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 Longridge is 24% lower than the North West and 85% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Longridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Longridge 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 Longridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141340
202040328
201946378
201865535
201749402
201637301

Crime in Longridge Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Longridge This Year

 LongridgeLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18622.6472,68948.18 113% safer
Bicycle Theft10.127090.47 292% safer
Burglary344.146,4544.28 3.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson303.6514,1829.40 158% safer
Drugs20.242,5121.66 592% safer
Other Crime91.103,1312.08 89% safer
Other Theft303.659,2886.16 69% safer
Possession of Weapons20.241,1540.76 217% safer
Public Order303.659,6316.38 75% safer
Robbery30.378100.54 46% safer
Shoplifting242.925,8893.90 34% safer
Vehicle Crime232.806,0334.00 43% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15218.5055,91037.06 100% safer

Longridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Longton25933.2225% safer
Burscough35937.2211% safer
Euxton51539.265% safer
Up Holland31041.010.93% safer
Penwortham93541.070.78% safer
Longridge34041.39-
Heysham68041.400.02% more dangerous
Thornton84842.362.3% more dangerous
Poulton-le-Fylde77142.572.8% more dangerous
Barnoldswick48445.399% more dangerous
Clitheroe76846.1210% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Longridge

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Recent Crimes in Longridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fell BrowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crumpax AvenueOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fell BrowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buttermere RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belmont CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Brewery StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaigley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eden GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Charles GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Neville StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Chapel HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chapel HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Longridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28152523 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.240.24-0.12 Safer
Burglary4.94.02.44.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson134.94.33.6 Safer
Drugs0.490.37-0.24 Safer
Other Crime1.81.81.31.1 Safer
Other Theft64.33.43.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.240.370.24 Safer
Public Order52.62.83.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.240.240.37 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.273.32.9 Safer
Vehicle Crime72.73.32.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22181818 Getting worse

Changes In Longridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Longridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Longridge41.39-
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 Longridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Longridge South24542First

Crime in Longridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Longridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Longridge saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Longridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+143%+50%+100%-+150%+100%+73%+14%+267%
Burglary-75%--+200%-+50%--67%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-50%--60%---+150%-14%-
Other Crime--75%------+200%-
Other Theft+33%-60%-+50%-67%-80%--50%-67%-
Public Order--50%-+100%-50%-+50%--67%-
Shoplifting-50%-67%----75%+50%+50%-33%-83%
Vehicle Crime-33%---+300%+100%+100%+33%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+57%-45%-55%+67%-25%+86%-54%+33%+46%-43%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Longridge

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

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

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

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

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