Longridge Crime Overview

Longridge is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 82nd most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Longridge in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 81% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Longridge is the 248th safest small town, and the 4,405th 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 2 reports of public order during September 2015, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for public order in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Longridge are violence and sexual offences, with 151 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 4.6% higher than 2019's figure of 144 offences and a difference of 0.85 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Longridge's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Longridge Compared To Lancashire

Summary of Crimes in Longridge This Year

 LongridgeLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20725.2088,46658.63133% safer
Burglary202.437,4914.96104% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.2613,6289.03112% safer
Other Crime111.342,5911.7228% safer
Other Theft283.419,7706.4890% safer
Possession of Weapons30.379890.6678% safer
Public Order232.808,0945.3691% safer
Robbery20.247520.50108% safer
Shoplifting273.295,4113.599% safer
Theft From the Person10.125550.37208% safer
Vehicle Crime273.296,2574.1526% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15118.3850,36333.3882% safer

Longridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-le-Fylde62934.7315% safer
Clayton-le-Woods55935.0214% safer
Euxton47135.9111% safer
Thornton72236.0611% safer
Clitheroe65339.211.8% safer
Longridge32839.93-
Up Holland30440.220.72% more dangerous
Barnoldswick46443.518% more dangerous
Padiham45845.1812% more dangerous
Kirkham38448.9218% more dangerous
Coppull43551.9723% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Longridge

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Longridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40281525Safer
Burglary4.54.94.02.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13134.94.3Safer
Other Crime0.851.81.81.3Safer
Other Theft564.33.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.370.240.37Getting worse
Public Order2.152.62.8Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.120.240.24Getting worse
Shoplifting53.273.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.490.240.12Safer
Vehicle Crime4.672.73.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13221818Getting worse

Changes In Longridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Longridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Longridge39.93-
Barnet67.7141% more dangerous
Coventry77.4148% more dangerous
Croydon83.2252% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8153% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Longridge's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Longridge South22739First

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021