Crosby Crime Overview

Crosby is the third most dangerous 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 Crosby in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crosby is the 84th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,653rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Crosby was the worst medium-sized town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Crosby residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 39 crimes at a rate of 0.78 per 1,000 residents. Crosby recorded 10 reports of other crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Crosby are violence and sexual offences, with 1,508 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 1,318 offences and a difference of 3.78 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Crosby's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 24 crimes.

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See how Crosby shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Crosby and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Crosby Compared To Merseyside

Summary of Crimes in Crosby This Year

 CrosbyMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,19023.7140,66028.4520% safer
Bicycle Theft360.721,5121.0647% safer
Burglary1983.947,2855.1029% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3156.2813,6509.5552% safer
Drugs2635.2412,2518.5764% safer
Other Crime831.652,8461.9921% safer
Other Theft1302.596,9194.8487% safer
Possession of Weapons250.501,3200.9284% safer
Public Order3897.7514,0409.8227% safer
Robbery230.461,0670.7563% safer
Shoplifting1312.615,6903.9852% safer
Theft From the Person160.321,2650.89178% safer
Vehicle Crime2174.326,5194.566% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,50830.0452,19836.5222% safer

Crosby Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall77026.68149% safer
Bebington2,69546.1344% safer
Crosby3,33466.42-
Kirkby3,95690.9927% more dangerous
Bootle6,476122.5746% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crosby

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Crosby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26201724Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.01.61.40.72Safer
Burglary11763.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9996Safer
Drugs3.5565Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.10.901.6Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.23.62.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.460.600.50Getting worse
Public Order3.94.668Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.800.500.640.46Safer
Shoplifting3.42.53.42.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.420.480.32Safer
Vehicle Crime7764.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17242630Getting worse

Changes In Crosby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Crosby's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Crosby that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bowersdale Park841-5021
Waterloo Football Club1----00.53

Comparing Crosby to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Crosby66.42-
Barnet67.711.9% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8123% more dangerous
Bristol86.2123% more dangerous
Leicester97.4432% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Crosby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blundellsands30136Sixth
Brighton le Sands & Crosby West39453Fourth
Crosby East41647Fifth
Seaforth North891118Second
Seaforth South1,111141First
Waterloo57174Third

Crosby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWaterloo (146)Seaforth North (307)
Bicycle TheftBrighton le Sands & Crosby West (3)Seaforth North (9)
BurglaryWaterloo (15)Seaforth North (56)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBlundellsands (24)Seaforth South (102)
DrugsCrosby East (18)Seaforth South (138)
Other CrimeBlundellsands (2)Seaforth South (38)
Other TheftCrosby East (7)Seaforth South (42)
Possession of WeaponsCrosby East (1)Seaforth South (13)
Public OrderBlundellsands (29)Seaforth South (126)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Crosby East (1)Seaforth South (11)
ShopliftingSeaforth North (8)Waterloo (50)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Waterloo (1)Seaforth North (8)
Vehicle CrimeSeaforth South (30)Seaforth North (52)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBlundellsands (120)Seaforth South (501)

Crime in Crosby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Crosby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Crosby saw a 600% increase in other crime. Crosby saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Crosby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+34%+73%+122%+63%-4%+90%+49%+21%+92%+59%
Bicycle Theft-40%-67%-20%-75%--40%-20%-60%--17%
Burglary-36%-18%+17%-44%-71%-7%--44%-53%-71%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-21%-31%-54%-42%+20%+60%-54%-32%-23%
Drugs-12%+3%+111%-52%-7%-44%-25%+10%-20%-16%
Other Crime+50%+200%+50%+120%+67%+600%+67%+17%+500%+100%
Other Theft-47%-88%-9%-76%+122%+7%+27%-33%-62%-21%
Possession of Weapons---+100%+100%--67%-33%--25%
Public Order-24%-30%+34%+3%-6%+86%+119%+41%-4%+165%
Robbery--67%-67%--67%-86%+100%-25%--
Shoplifting+14%-8%-25%---28%+9%-76%-33%-43%
Theft From the Person+100%-50%---67%-50%+200%-50%-50%-
Vehicle Crime-50%-61%-29%-21%-17%-31%-68%+29%-52%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%-10%+1%+3%+11%+38%+16%+16%+31%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Crosby

What police force serves Crosby?
Crosby's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Crosby?
Crosby is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Merseyside.
What is Crosby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Crosby are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Crosby?
Crosby's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021