Eccleston Crime Overview

Eccleston is the safest small town in Merseyside, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eccleston in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 283% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eccleston is the 60th safest small town, and the 3,364th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Eccleston was the worst small town in Merseyside for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2019 was also a bad month for Eccleston residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Eccleston are violence and sexual offences, with 85 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 8. This is the same as 2019's figure of 85 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2019's crime rate of 8. Eccleston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Eccleston Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Eccleston This Year

 EcclestonMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14814.4540,66028.4597% safer
Bicycle Theft10.101,5121.06960% safer
Burglary323.137,2855.1063% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson292.8313,6509.55237% safer
Drugs60.5912,2518.571353% safer
Other Crime121.172,8461.9970% safer
Other Theft111.076,9194.84352% safer
Possession of Weapons40.391,3200.92136% safer
Public Order222.1514,0409.82357% safer
Shoplifting70.685,6903.98485% safer
Vehicle Crime282.736,5194.5667% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences858.3052,19836.52340% safer

Eccleston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Eccleston23723.15-
Rainford24932.2528% more dangerous
Halewood68533.6631% more dangerous
Formby81536.7537% more dangerous
Hoylake41439.2641% more dangerous
West Kirby58439.2641% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Eccleston

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Eccleston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour98714Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.200.29-0.10Safer
Burglary3.53.12.03.1Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.02.42.62.8Getting worse
Drugs0.490.390.490.59Getting worse
Other Crime0.590.680.291.2Getting worse
Other Theft1.31.20.591.1Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.290.100.39Getting worse
Public Order0.881.52.62.2Getting worse
Shoplifting0.780.390.680.68Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.83.03.52.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51088Getting worse

Changes In Eccleston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Eccleston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Eccleston23.15-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4170% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Eccleston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Eccleston19235Second
Eccleston Park33952First

Crime in Eccleston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Eccleston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Eccleston saw a 700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Eccleston saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+62%+429%+350%+17%+180%+700%+7%+200%+25%
Burglary+300%---83%-20%-+100%-+67%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-60%---33%-+50%+200%+50%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Theft--------+100%-
Public Order---+100%-60%--50%-+100%+300%
Shoplifting--50%----+100%---
Vehicle Crime+50%-33%-50%+300%-57%-67%-60%+200%-83%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--33%+13%-25%+20%+100%+33%-22%-10%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Eccleston

What police force serves Eccleston?
Eccleston's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Eccleston?
Eccleston is the safest small town in Merseyside.
What is Eccleston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Eccleston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Eccleston?
Eccleston's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021