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Crime and Safety in Saint Anne's on the Sea

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Saint Anne's on the Sea is the third safest medium-sized towns in Lancashire, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Lancashire's 236 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Saint Anne's on the Sea in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Lancashire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Lancashire rate of 77 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Saint Anne's on the Sea is the 46th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,714th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Saint Anne's on the Sea was the worst medium-sized town in Lancashire for burglary, with 31 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Saint Anne's on the Sea residents, when it was Lancashire's most dangerous medium-sized town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Saint Anne's on the Sea recorded 29 reports of vehicle crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst medium-sized town for vehicle crime in Lancashire that month.

The most common crimes in Saint Anne's on the Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 702 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 614 offences and a difference of 3.21 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Saint Anne's on the Sea's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 75% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Saint Anne's on the Sea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Lancashire

7% higher, regional crime rate

North West

39% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Saint Anne's on the Sea is 7% higher than the North West and 39% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Saint Anne's on the Sea Crime Rate Over Time

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Saint Anne's on the Sea Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Saint Anne's on the Sea 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 Saint Anne's on the Sea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021551,516
2020481,324
2019581,581
2018631,737
2017481,320
2016441,212

Crime in Saint Anne's on the Sea Compared To Lancashire

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Summary of Crimes in Saint Anne's on the Sea This Year

 Saint Anne's on the SeaLancashire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour97235.3772,68948.18 36% safer
Bicycle Theft100.367090.47 31% safer
Burglary1063.866,4544.28 11% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1776.4414,1829.40 46% safer
Drugs260.952,5121.66 75% safer
Other Crime260.953,1312.08 119% safer
Other Theft1184.299,2886.16 44% safer
Possession of Weapons190.691,1540.76 10% safer
Public Order1214.409,6316.38 45% safer
Robbery40.158100.54 260% safer
Shoplifting762.775,8893.90 41% safer
Theft From the Person160.586860.45 22% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1154.186,0334.00 4.3% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences70225.5555,91037.06 45% safer

Saint Anne's on the Sea Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lytham St Anne's63414.35284% safer
Ormskirk80230.5481% safer
Saint Anne's on the Sea1,51655.17-
Leyland2,46062.2911% more dangerous
Skelmersdale2,16763.9014% more dangerous
Chorley3,34488.9138% more dangerous
Nelson2,89092.1640% more dangerous
Darwen2,70099.4545% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Saint Anne's on the Sea

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Recent Crimes in Saint Anne's on the Sea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near States RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Drake CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Press RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Anne'S Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grassington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near King'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cambell'S CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Anne'S Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Back Glen Eldon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alexandria DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Anne'S Road WestUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lime GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Links GateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near St Alban'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Alban'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Leach LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Saint Anne's on the Sea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25265235 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.620.660.440.36 Safer
Burglary4.353.03.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8666 Safer
Drugs0.910.731.30.95 Getting worse
Other Crime0.870.800.950.95 Getting worse
Other Theft865.04.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.070.290.360.69 Getting worse
Public Order63.93.34.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.470.250.15 Safer
Shoplifting3.452.42.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.840.470.250.58 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.43.22.84.2 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28242226 Getting worse

Changes In Saint Anne's on the Sea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Saint Anne's on the Sea to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Saint Anne's on the Sea55.17-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4833% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5239% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Saint Anne's on the Sea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ansdell & Fairhaven33232Second
St Annes Town91990First

Crime in Saint Anne's on the Sea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Saint Anne's on the Sea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Saint Anne's on the Sea saw a 307% increase in anti-social behaviour. Saint Anne's on the Sea saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+48%+282%+243%+307%+56%+129%+18%+16%+79%+18%
Bicycle Theft-+100%+100%-------
Burglary-43%-25%-89%-83%+22%-36%-50%+11%-64%-36%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-31%-60%-28%-43%+39%+23%-7%-39%-18%
Drugs-75%-25%-50%-+100%----33%+33%
Other Crime---80%--67%-+50%-67%--
Other Theft-70%-44%-8%+13%-23%+9%+50%-50%-18%-65%
Possession of Weapons--------+100%-
Public Order-55%-27%+13%-30%-36%+17%+60%-33%-+83%
Robbery---+200%----+100%-
Shoplifting-36%-83%-30%-73%-46%--67%-69%--71%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+75%-60%--50%-67%-44%-44%+125%-33%+240%
Violence and Sexual Offences-39%-9%+19%-21%+5%+6%+44%+16%-26%+2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Saint Anne's on the Sea

What police force serves Saint Anne's on the Sea?
Saint Anne's on the Sea's local territorial police force is the Lancashire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Saint Anne's on the Sea?
Saint Anne's on the Sea is the third safest medium-sized town in Lancashire.

What is Saint Anne's on the Sea's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Saint Anne's on the Sea are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Saint Anne's on the Sea?
Saint Anne's on the Sea's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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