Search...
Home
/
Lancashire
/
Penwortham

Crime and Safety in Penwortham

Page highlights:

Penwortham is among the top 10 safest small towns in Lancashire, and is the 89th most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penwortham in 2021 was 41 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 88% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penwortham is the 211st safest small town, and the 4,544th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Penwortham was the worst small town in Lancashire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Penwortham residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.04 per 1,000 residents. Penwortham recorded 5 reports of other crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for other crime in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Penwortham are violence and sexual offences, with 512 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 475 offences and a difference of 1.63 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Penwortham's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Penwortham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Lancashire

25% lower, regional crime rate

North West

86% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Penwortham is 25% lower than the North West and 86% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Penwortham Crime Rate Over Time

>
Penwortham
North West
England, Wales & NI

Penwortham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Penwortham 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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
Penwortham
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for Penwortham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202141935
2020441,007
2019481,094
2018671,520
2017481,084
201638867

Crime in Penwortham Compared To Lancashire

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in Penwortham This Year

 PenworthamLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour65228.6472,68948.18 68% safer
Bicycle Theft40.187090.47 161% safer
Burglary632.776,4544.28 55% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson883.8714,1829.40 143% safer
Drugs120.532,5121.66 213% safer
Other Crime251.103,1312.08 89% safer
Other Theft703.079,2886.16 101% safer
Possession of Weapons30.131,1540.76 485% safer
Public Order803.519,6316.38 82% safer
Robbery20.098100.54 500% safer
Shoplifting331.455,8893.90 169% safer
Theft From the Person30.136860.45 246% safer
Vehicle Crime401.766,0334.00 127% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51222.4955,91037.06 65% safer

Penwortham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aughton17421.7189% safer
Longton25933.2224% safer
Burscough35937.2210% safer
Euxton51539.264.6% safer
Up Holland31041.010.15% safer
Penwortham93541.07-
Longridge34041.390.77% more dangerous
Heysham68041.400.80% more dangerous
Thornton84842.363.0% more dangerous
Poulton-le-Fylde77142.573.5% more dangerous
Barnoldswick48445.3910% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Penwortham

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in Penwortham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greaves MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aspinall CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belle Field CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Monks WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Foster CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mark CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fieldfare CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Kingsway WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Leyland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broad MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Monks WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CawseyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lark AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Talbot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Claytongate DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Poplar DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lark AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Penwortham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21233429 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.530.570.18 Safer
Burglary963.52.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8663.9 Safer
Drugs0.700.700.530.53 Safer
Other Crime1.10.750.751.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.74.13.73.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.400.350.13 Safer
Public Order4.92.63.03.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.480.350.09 Safer
Shoplifting1.81.51.31.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.130.090.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.23.21.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29212122 Getting worse

Changes In Penwortham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Penwortham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Penwortham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Roman Catholic College Playing Fields1----00.19

Comparing Penwortham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Penwortham41.07-
Barnet67.0839% more dangerous
Croydon82.4850% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0554% more dangerous
Bristol90.5255% more dangerous
Coventry102.2460% more dangerous
Leicester111.5963% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0667% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6468% more dangerous
Bradford132.2869% more dangerous
Leeds150.9473% more dangerous

Crime in Penwortham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lower Penwortham North23942Second
Lower Penwortham South39868First
Penwortham North10119Fourth
Penwortham South19733Third

Penwortham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourPenwortham North (105)Lower Penwortham South (262)
Bicycle TheftPenwortham South (1)Lower Penwortham North (2)
BurglaryPenwortham North (12)Lower Penwortham North (21)
Criminal Damage and ArsonPenwortham North (11)Lower Penwortham South (41)
DrugsPenwortham South (2)Lower Penwortham South (6)
Other CrimePenwortham North (4)Lower Penwortham South (8)
Other TheftPenwortham North (10)Lower Penwortham North (24)
Possession of WeaponsPenwortham South (1)Lower Penwortham South (2)
Public OrderPenwortham North (7)Lower Penwortham South (40)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Penwortham South (1)Penwortham North (1)
ShopliftingPenwortham North (1)Penwortham South (23)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lower Penwortham North (1)Lower Penwortham South (2)
Vehicle CrimePenwortham North (2)Lower Penwortham North (19)
Violence and Sexual OffencesPenwortham North (53)Lower Penwortham South (247)

Crime in Penwortham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Penwortham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Penwortham saw a 300% increase in other crime. Penwortham saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 85% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+98%+71%+220%-12%+40%+141%+56%+10%+100%
Bicycle Theft----50%--67%----
Burglary-61%-50%-17%+50%-85%-60%--45%-17%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-33%+8%-18%-29%-11%-+18%+14%+57%
Drugs-------+100%-67%-
Other Crime-----+100%-50%--+300%
Other Theft+50%-33%-17%-25%+71%-50%+25%+20%-64%+60%
Possession of Weapons-80%+100%--------
Public Order-29%-20%-43%-+40%+150%+167%+60%+100%-50%
Robbery-+100%--50%------
Shoplifting-33%+100%-38%-75%-40%-67%-67%+100%+300%-
Vehicle Crime-64%-60%-50%+25%-20%-+25%-33%-25%+150%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-39%-22%+7%+19%+27%+44%+36%-3%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Penwortham

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

How dangerous is Penwortham?
Penwortham is among the top 10 safest small town in Lancashire.

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

What is the least common crime in Penwortham?
Penwortham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Search icon

Search by area