Bebington Crime Overview

Bebington is the second safest medium-sized town in Merseyside, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bebington in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 92% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bebington is the 30th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,499th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Bebington was the worst medium-sized town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Bebington residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 70 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Bebington recorded 19 reports of other theft during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst medium-sized town for other theft in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Bebington are violence and sexual offences, with 1,157 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 0.52% lower than 2019's figure of 1,163 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Bebington's least common crime is theft from the person, with 13 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 8% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Bebington Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Bebington This Year

 BebingtonMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,12619.2740,66028.4548% safer
Bicycle Theft280.481,5121.06121% safer
Burglary1662.847,2855.1080% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3756.4213,6509.5549% safer
Drugs831.4212,2518.57504% safer
Other Crime560.962,8461.99107% safer
Other Theft1552.656,9194.8483% safer
Possession of Weapons210.361,3200.92156% safer
Public Order3065.2414,0409.8287% safer
Robbery180.311,0670.75142% safer
Shoplifting1672.865,6903.9839% safer
Theft From the Person130.221,2650.89305% safer
Vehicle Crime1502.576,5194.5677% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,15719.8052,19836.5284% safer

Bebington Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall77026.6873% safer
Bebington2,69546.13-
Crosby3,33466.4231% more dangerous
Kirkby3,95690.9949% more dangerous
Bootle6,476122.5762% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bebington

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Recent Crimes in Bebington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Richmond CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near The OaksUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thornleigh AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thornleigh AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Eastern AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Meriden AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meriden AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meriden AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New Chester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near New Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Croft CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Briardale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Briardale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millersdale CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rocklands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ince AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near New Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Archers GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bebington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17121119Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.551.40.670.48Safer
Burglary564.52.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9776Safer
Drugs0.701.11.11.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.531.20.790.96Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.83.42.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.170.270.36Getting worse
Public Order2.64.355Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.270.220.31Getting worse
Shoplifting4.32.92.62.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.170.240.22Getting worse
Vehicle Crime63.94.12.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14192020Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Bebington to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bebington46.13-
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Bebington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bebington New Ferry828101First
Bromborough North54486Second
Bromborough South10314Sixth
Eastham36244Fifth
Lower Bebington & Bromborough Pool48650Fourth
Woodhey40053Third

Bebington Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Bebington for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBromborough South (46)Bromborough North (250)
Bicycle TheftBromborough South (1)Bromborough North (10)
BurglaryBromborough South (8)Bromborough North (54)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBromborough South (10)Bebington New Ferry (121)
DrugsEastham (12)Bebington New Ferry (37)
Other CrimeBromborough South (2)Bebington New Ferry (24)
Other TheftBromborough South (3)Bromborough North (37)
Possession of WeaponsEastham (1)Bebington New Ferry (10)
Public OrderBromborough South (20)Bebington New Ferry (104)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Lower Bebington & Bromborough Pool (1)Bebington New Ferry (12)
ShopliftingEastham (12)Bromborough North (53)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bromborough North (2)Lower Bebington & Bromborough Pool (5)
Vehicle CrimeBromborough South (9)Bromborough North (27)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBromborough South (48)Bebington New Ferry (399)

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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021