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Crime and Safety in Padiham

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Padiham is the safest small town in Lancashire, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Padiham in 2021 was 1.6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 4782% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Padiham is the 32nd safest small town, and the 141st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Padiham are violence and sexual offences, with 7 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.69. Padiham's least common crime is vehicle crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Padiham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

3149% lower, regional crime rate

North West

4738% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Padiham is 3149% lower than the North West and 4738% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Padiham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Padiham 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 Padiham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.616
20200.9910
20190.596
20181.818
20170.9910
20161.111

Crime in Padiham Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Padiham This Year

 PadihamLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40.3972,68948.18 12254% safer
Burglary30.306,4544.28 1327% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson30.3014,1829.40 3033% safer
Other Theft20.209,2886.16 2980% safer
Vehicle Crime10.106,0334.00 3900% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70.6955,91037.06 5271% safer

Padiham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham161.58-
Aughton17421.7193% more dangerous
Longton25933.2295% more dangerous
Burscough35937.2296% more dangerous
Euxton51539.2696% more dangerous
Up Holland31041.0196% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Padiham

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Recent Crimes in Padiham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near MeadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Blackburn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near MeadwayUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MeadwayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near MeadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackburn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MeadwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2020Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2020Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2020BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Blackburn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2020Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Blackburn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2020Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near Blackburn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2019BurglaryOn or near MeadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2019Vehicle crimeOn or near MeadwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2019Public orderOn or near MeadwayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MeadwayUnable to prosecute suspect

Padiham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.200.390.490.39 Safer
Burglary0.49-0.200.30 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.30--0.30 Getting worse
Other Theft0.100.100.390.20 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.390.300.300.10 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.490.10-0.69 Getting worse

Changes In Padiham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Padiham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Padiham1.58-
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4898% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0598% more dangerous
Bristol90.5298% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Padiham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Padiham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Padiham saw a 100% increase in other theft. Padiham saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 100% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Other Theft-----+100%----

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Padiham

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

How dangerous is Padiham?
Padiham is the safest small town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Padiham?
Padiham's least common crime is vehicle crime.

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