Lytham St Anne's Crime Overview

Lytham St Anne's is the second safest medium-sized town in Lancashire, and is the 75th safest overall out of Lancashire's 241 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lytham St Anne's in 2020 was 25 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 186% lower than the Lancashire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lytham St Anne's is among the top 5 safest medium-sized towns, and the 3,860th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Lytham St Anne's was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2016 was also a bad month for Lytham St Anne's residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Lytham St Anne's recorded 23 reports of vehicle crime during May 2016, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Lytham St Anne's are violence and sexual offences, with 518 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 1.5% lower than 2019's figure of 526 offences and a difference of 0.18 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Lytham St Anne's's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Lytham St Anne's Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Lytham St Anne's This Year

 Lytham St Anne'sLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12625.4988,46658.63130% safer
Bicycle Theft190.438670.5733% safer
Burglary982.227,4914.96123% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1513.4213,6289.03164% safer
Drugs270.612,4861.65170% safer
Other Crime130.292,5911.72493% safer
Other Theft1122.549,7706.48155% safer
Possession of Weapons30.079890.66843% safer
Public Order641.458,0945.36270% safer
Robbery40.097520.50456% safer
Shoplifting310.705,4113.59413% safer
Theft From the Person60.145550.37164% safer
Vehicle Crime711.616,2574.15158% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51811.7350,36333.38185% safer

Lytham St Anne's Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fulwood74821.9615% safer
Lytham St Anne's1,11725.28-
Saint Anne's on the Sea87631.8821% more dangerous
Ormskirk1,04039.6036% more dangerous
Leyland2,36959.9858% more dangerous
Skelmersdale2,23465.8862% more dangerous
Chorley3,04881.0469% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lytham St Anne's

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Recent Crimes in Lytham St Anne's

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Nookfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lorne StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mornington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Andrew'S Road SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifton CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Preston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HaymarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HaymarketOffender given a caution
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fairhaven RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derwent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Miletas PlaceAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holmefield RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grassington RoadOffender given a caution

Lytham St Anne's Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16111225Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.450.410.410.43Getting worse
Burglary2.83.63.52.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.54.52.93.4Safer
Drugs0.320.480.290.61Getting worse
Other Crime0.430.290.430.29Safer
Other Theft4.34.23.62.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.020.110.090.07Safer
Public Order0.632.81.51.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.160.270.09Safer
Shoplifting1.91.61.80.70Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.320.290.14Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.72.41.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9141212Safer

Changes In Lytham St Anne's's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Lytham St Anne's's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Lytham St Anne's that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hope Street Recreation Ground3---122.6
The Woodlands Memorial Ground16---124.7
West End Field Recreation Ground----200.79

Comparing Lytham St Anne's to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Lytham St Anne's25.28-
Barnet67.7163% more dangerous
Coventry77.4167% more dangerous
Croydon83.2270% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8171% more dangerous
Bristol86.2171% more dangerous
Leicester97.4474% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0281% more dangerous
Leeds137.1082% more dangerous

Crime in Lytham St Anne's's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lytham33337First

Crime in Lytham St Anne's During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lytham St Anne's change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Lytham St Anne's saw a 272% increase in anti-social behaviour. Lytham St Anne's saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Lytham St Anne's's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+47%+244%+222%+272%+59%+117%+122%+116%+44%+62%
Bicycle Theft-+50%-33%--50%+200%+167%---
Burglary-8%-46%-56%-72%-55%-18%-38%--11%-46%
Criminal Damage and Arson-21%+50%-50%-35%+12%-6%+40%-+11%-33%
Drugs--75%-+133%----+100%+100%
Other Crime-33%-33%---33%--50%---
Other Theft-64%-62%-21%-6%-57%-11%--47%--67%
Public Order-44%-+100%+60%-58%-+100%-20%-25%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-60%-+67%-83%-25%-75%-75%-71%--50%
Vehicle Crime-36%-75%-20%-88%-82%-31%-75%+83%-63%+250%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%-22%-34%-51%+2%+25%+146%+32%+11%+2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Lytham St Anne's

What police force serves Lytham St Anne's?
Lytham St Anne's's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Lytham St Anne's?
Lytham St Anne's is the second safest medium-sized town in Lancashire.
What is Lytham St Anne's's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Lytham St Anne's are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Lytham St Anne's?
Lytham St Anne's's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021