Liverpool Crime Overview
Liverpool is the most dangerous major city in the North West, and the most dangerous overall out of the UK's major cities. The overall crime rate in Liverpool in 2020 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people.
In November 2020, Liverpool had the worst crime rate in the North West for drugs, with 485 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.97 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Liverpool residents, when it was the North West's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 58 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Liverpool recorded 311 reports of burglary during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.62 the worst for burglary in the North West that month.
The most common crimes in Liverpool are violence and sexual offences, with 19,868 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 3.8% lower than 2019's figure of 20,628 offences and a difference of 1.53 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Liverpool's least common crime is robbery, with 585 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 41% from 2019's figure of 824 crimes.
Liverpool Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Liverpool This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||5,171||10.38|
|Possession of Weapons||591||1.19|
|Theft From the Person||805||1.62|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||19,868||39.89|
Liverpool Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||40||28||24||32||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||14||13||12||10||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.1||2.3||2.4||2.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.84||1.0||1.3||1.2||Getting worse|
|Public Order||8||12||11||12||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||2.6||3.2||3.4||1.6||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||31||39||41||40||Getting worse|
Comparing Liverpool to the UK's Major Cities
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Liverpool
What police force serves Liverpool?Liverpool's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Liverpool?Liverpool is the most dangerous major city in the North West.
What is Liverpool's most common crime?The most common crimes in Liverpool are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Liverpool?Liverpool's least common crime is robbery.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021