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Crime and Safety in Crosby, Merseyside

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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 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Crosby is the 96th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 1,255th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Crosby was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Crosby residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for burglary, recording 26 crimes at a rate of 0.52 per 1,000 residents. Crosby recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Crosby are violence and sexual offences, with 1,669 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 1,504 offences and a difference of 3.29 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Crosby's least common crime is robbery, with 22 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 22 crimes.

Crosby 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Merseyside

32% higher, regional crime rate

North West

3.6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Crosby is 32% higher than the North West and 3.6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Crosby Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Crosby represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Crosby

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021763,791
2020653,287
2019683,411
2018683,397
2017633,169
2016502,494

Crime in Crosby Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Crosby This Year

 CrosbyMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour85316.9927,40819.18 13% safer
Bicycle Theft531.061,6871.18 11% safer
Burglary2224.426,8974.83 9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3577.1114,46310.12 42% safer
Drugs3156.2811,4888.04 28% safer
Other Crime641.283,2362.26 77% safer
Other Theft1643.277,6445.35 64% safer
Possession of Weapons260.521,1620.81 56% safer
Public Order58511.6621,55615.08 29% safer
Robbery220.441,1890.83 89% safer
Shoplifting801.596,0504.23 166% safer
Theft From the Person230.461,9181.34 191% safer
Vehicle Crime2114.206,4104.48 7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,66933.2565,74646.00 38% safer

Crosby Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall88130.53147% safer
Bebington3,26455.8635% safer
Crosby3,79175.53-
Kirkby4,568105.0728% more dangerous
Bootle7,935150.1850% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Crosby

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Recent Crimes in Crosby

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hougoumont AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burdett RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nicholas RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Kingswood DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harbord RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Crosby Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elmsfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Amaury RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022RobberyOn or near Vale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Royton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mersey ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tanhouse RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brooke Road EastUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cranfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mariners RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Back South RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Argo RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Crosby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19162317 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.40.721.1 Safer
Burglary763.94.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9867 Safer
Drugs5656 Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.901.61.3 Getting worse
Other Theft4.13.52.53.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.460.600.500.52 Getting worse
Public Order4.66812 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.640.440.44 Safer
Shoplifting2.42.82.21.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.480.320.46 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime764.24.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23263033 Getting 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 2021.

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
Coventry39.9389% safer
Birmingham49.6052% safer
Barnet67.0813% safer
Crosby75.53-
Croydon82.488% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0316% more dangerous
Bristol90.5217% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% more dangerous

Crime in Crosby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blundellsands37846Sixth
Brighton le Sands & Crosby West46562Fourth
Crosby East51458Fifth
Seaforth North990131Second
Seaforth South1,255159First
Waterloo70391Third

Crosby Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBrighton le Sands & Crosby West (107)Seaforth South (210)
Bicycle TheftBrighton le Sands & Crosby West (4)Seaforth North (13)
BurglaryWaterloo (22)Seaforth North (46)
Criminal Damage and ArsonBlundellsands (31)Seaforth South (119)
DrugsCrosby East (33)Seaforth South (118)
Other CrimeBrighton le Sands & Crosby West (5)Seaforth South (26)
Other TheftCrosby East (15)Seaforth South (46)
Possession of WeaponsCrosby East (1)Seaforth North (12)
Public OrderBlundellsands (73)Seaforth South (185)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Crosby East (2)Seaforth South (17)
ShopliftingSeaforth North (6)Seaforth South (43)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Waterloo (2)Seaforth South (10)
Vehicle CrimeBlundellsands (21)Seaforth North (47)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBlundellsands (124)Seaforth South (592)

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 94% compared to April in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Crosby's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+32%+76%+121%+63%-6%+87%+47%+21%+96%+56%
Bicycle Theft-40%-67%-20%-75%--40%-33%-60%--17%
Burglary-36%-18%+17%-40%-71%-4%--41%-50%-71%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-17%-31%-53%-42%+20%+55%-54%-32%-21%
Drugs-12%+7%+111%-46%-4%-44%-25%+10%-20%-16%
Other Crime+50%+200%+50%+100%+67%+600%+50%+17%+500%+100%
Other Theft-60%-94%-9%-76%+111%+7%+27%-33%-60%-15%
Possession of Weapons---+100%+100%--67%-33%--25%
Public Order-17%-28%+32%+3%-6%+86%+125%+32%-4%+165%
Robbery-33%-67%-67%--67%-86%+100%-25%--
Shoplifting+36%-18%-15%-20%-7%-15%+50%-71%-17%-40%
Theft From the Person+100%-50%---67%-33%+50%-50%-50%-
Vehicle Crime-50%-64%-27%-19%-14%-28%-71%+35%-57%-22%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-10%+1%+3%+8%+37%+17%+16%+27%+17%

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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