Halewood Crime Overview

Halewood is the third safest small town in Merseyside, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Halewood in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 163% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Halewood is the 158th safest small town, and the 5,678th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Halewood was the worst small town in Merseyside for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Halewood residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Halewood recorded 1 report of theft from the person during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst small town for theft from the person in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Halewood are violence and sexual offences, with 352 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 258 offences and a difference of 4.62 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Halewood's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 167% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Halewood Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Halewood This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25712.6340,66028.45125% safer
Bicycle Theft30.151,5121.06607% safer
Burglary311.527,2855.10236% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson894.3713,6509.55119% safer
Drugs552.7012,2518.57217% safer
Other Crime170.842,8461.99137% safer
Other Theft251.236,9194.84293% safer
Possession of Weapons110.541,3200.9270% safer
Public Order623.0514,0409.82222% safer
Robbery40.201,0670.75275% safer
Shoplifting40.205,6903.981890% safer
Theft From the Person30.151,2650.89493% safer
Vehicle Crime291.436,5194.56219% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35217.3052,19836.52111% safer

Halewood Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Eccleston23723.1545% safer
Rainford24932.254.4% safer
Formby81536.758% more dangerous
Hoylake41439.2614% more dangerous
West Kirby58439.2614% more dangerous
Maghull78839.6015% more dangerous
Knowsley50543.4623% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Halewood

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Halewood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1110713Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.540.390.15Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4. worse
Drugs0.980.842.22.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.340.390.740.84Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.050.150.440.54Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.200.290.20Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences7121317Getting worse

Changes In Halewood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Halewood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7150% more dangerous
Coventry77.4157% more dangerous
Croydon83.2260% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4465% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Halewood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Halewood North29454First

Crime in Halewood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Halewood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Halewood saw a 400% increase in burglary. Halewood saw a large fall in drugs during July, when it fell by 75% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+7%+275%+177%+120%+75%+17%-36%+130%+243%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-13%-43%-43%+120%-50%-43%-+14%-57%
Other Crime-----33%---+100%+200%
Other Theft+50%--33%--67%--25%-25%-67%+100%
Possession of Weapons-------+100%-67%-
Public Order-25%+25%-43%-14%+300%-29%-43%-+67%+75%
Vehicle Crime+300%-50%+33%+200%-+50%-50%-+25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+116%+18%+67%+173%+15%+90%+21%-4%-14%+68%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Halewood

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021