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Crime and Safety in Bebington, Merseyside

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Bebington is the second safest medium-sized town in Merseyside, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bebington in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 87% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bebington is the 50th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,620th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Bebington was the worst medium-sized town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Bebington residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous medium-sized town for other theft, recording 36 crimes at a rate of 0.62 per 1,000 residents. Bebington recorded 24 reports of shoplifting during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst medium-sized town for shoplifting in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Bebington are violence and sexual offences, with 1,450 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 1,157 offences and a difference of 5.02 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Bebington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 14 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 21 crimes.

Bebington 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Merseyside

8% higher, regional crime rate

North West

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bebington is 8% higher than the North West and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bebington Crime Rate Over Time

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Bebington Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bebington 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 Bebington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021563,264
2020462,695
2019502,904
2018523,026
2017472,748
2016382,203

Crime in Bebington Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Bebington This Year

 BebingtonMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86914.8727,40819.18 29% safer
Bicycle Theft350.601,6871.18 97% safer
Burglary1151.976,8974.83 145% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3906.6714,46310.12 52% safer
Drugs921.5711,4888.04 412% safer
Other Crime881.513,2362.26 50% safer
Other Theft2033.477,6455.35 54% safer
Possession of Weapons140.241,1620.81 238% safer
Public Order5198.8821,55615.08 70% safer
Robbery200.341,1890.83 144% safer
Shoplifting1722.946,0504.23 44% safer
Theft From the Person220.381,9181.34 253% safer
Vehicle Crime1442.466,4104.48 82% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,45024.8265,74646.00 85% safer

Bebington Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall88130.5383% safer
Bebington3,26455.86-
Crosby3,79175.5326% more dangerous
Kirkby4,568105.0747% more dangerous
Bootle7,935150.1863% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bebington

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Recent Crimes in Bebington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pine AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Rosalind AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oakridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Bebington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Teesdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MountwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Jocelyn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rydal BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Birchridge CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caldbeck RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near The GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ashfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Helsby AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pine AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bebington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12111915 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.40.670.480.60 Safer
Burglary64.52.82.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7767 Safer
Drugs1.11.11.41.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.790.961.5 Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.42.63.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.270.360.24 Getting worse
Public Order4.3559 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.220.310.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.92.62.92.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.240.220.38 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.94.12.62.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19202025 Getting worse

Changes In Bebington's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bebington's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Higher Bebington Recreation Ground111--846

Comparing Bebington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bebington55.86-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Bebington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bebington New Ferry1,076131First
Bromborough North54786Second
Bromborough South12718Sixth
Eastham42551Fifth
Lower Bebington & Bromborough Pool68771Third
Woodhey49366Fourth

Bebington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBromborough South (31)Bebington New Ferry (240)
Bicycle TheftEastham (3)Bromborough North (14)
BurglaryBromborough South (8)Bebington New Ferry (34)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBromborough South (13)Bebington New Ferry (155)
DrugsBromborough South (2)Bebington New Ferry (59)
Other CrimeBromborough South (2)Bebington New Ferry (24)
Other TheftBromborough South (7)Bromborough North (52)
Possession of WeaponsLower Bebington & Bromborough Pool (3)Bebington New Ferry (9)
Public OrderBromborough South (20)Bebington New Ferry (173)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Eastham (1)Bebington New Ferry (6)
ShopliftingBromborough South (1)Woodhey (52)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Lower Bebington & Bromborough Pool (2)Bebington New Ferry (6)
Vehicle CrimeEastham (10)Bromborough North (36)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBromborough South (58)Bebington New Ferry (511)

Crime in Bebington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bebington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Bebington saw a 300% increase in other crime. Bebington saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%+48%+159%+138%+48%+67%+20%+124%+81%+28%
Bicycle Theft---50%-80%-25%--40%+150%+100%-
Burglary-22%-83%-43%-67%-25%-57%-46%+150%-62%+12%
Criminal Damage and Arson+7%-35%-4%+17%+12%-19%-39%+23%-14%-26%
Drugs-43%+86%+71%-18%-+20%+67%-22%-+133%
Other Crime+125%-80%+100%--+300%+200%+40%+100%+150%
Other Theft-18%-54%-67%-50%-46%+38%-57%-14%+67%+13%
Possession of Weapons-50%-+100%+100%+200%-33%-+150%--
Public Order+19%-13%-42%-+48%-7%+21%-25%-10%-5%
Robbery----50%--+200%-67%+100%-
Shoplifting-15%-50%-+20%-55%+36%+8%+20%-21%+45%
Theft From the Person-----+100%---+200%
Vehicle Crime-20%-72%-8%-80%-77%-32%-58%+9%-45%+36%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-10%-5%-7%+10%+8%-18%-22%-1%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bebington

What police force serves Bebington?
Bebington's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.

How dangerous is Bebington?
Bebington is the second safest medium-sized town in Merseyside.

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

What is the least common crime in Bebington?
Bebington's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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