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Crime and Safety in Halewood

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Halewood is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns 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 Halewood in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 62% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Halewood is the 306th most dangerous small town, and the 1,869th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Halewood was the worst small town in Merseyside for criminal damage and arson, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.84 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Halewood residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Halewood recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Halewood are violence and sexual offences, with 639 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 3.9% higher than 2020's figure of 614 offences and a difference of 1.23 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Halewood's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 29% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Halewood 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Merseyside

21% higher, regional crime rate

North West

18% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Halewood is 21% higher than the North West and 18% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Halewood Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Halewood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021651,315
2020631,276
2019591,196
2018561,148
2017531,081
201644893

Crime in Halewood Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Halewood This Year

 HalewoodMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28313.9127,40819.18 38% safer
Bicycle Theft70.341,6871.18 247% safer
Burglary401.976,8974.83 145% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1497.3214,46310.12 38% safer
Drugs994.8711,4888.04 65% safer
Other Crime331.623,2362.26 40% safer
Other Theft351.727,6455.35 211% safer
Possession of Weapons120.591,1620.81 37% safer
Public Order1909.3421,55615.08 61% safer
Robbery130.641,1890.83 30% safer
Shoplifting422.066,0504.23 105% safer
Theft From the Person80.391,9181.34 244% safer
Vehicle Crime482.366,4104.48 90% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences63931.4065,74646.00 46% safer

Halewood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Formby96343.4249% safer
Hoylake47144.6745% safer
West Kirby68445.9841% safer
Maghull96148.2934% safer
Rainhill54349.5131% safer
Halewood1,31564.63-
Haydock1,23977.0016% more dangerous
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.2630% more dangerous
Whiston1,26897.3334% more dangerous
Knowsley1,184101.8837% more dangerous
Litherland1,963103.8538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Halewood

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Recent Crimes in Halewood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Felsted AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Andover WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trispen CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Helmsley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mirfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grange AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Williamson CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lichfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Honey Hall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ashford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Merrivale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kempsell WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Riding FoldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yelverton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lower RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dunmow WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Romford WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Andover WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ruislip CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Halewood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22172714 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.690.640.440.34 Safer
Burglary4.23.83.82.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8987 Safer
Drugs2.33.64.04.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.31.61.6 Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.02.61.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.540.740.59 Getting worse
Public Order5569 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.640.490.440.64 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.61.42.1 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.250.200.39 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime52.63.12.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23263031 Getting worse

Changes In Halewood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Halewood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Halewood64.63-
Barnet67.083.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0528% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Halewood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Halewood North32059First

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 December, when Halewood saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Halewood saw a large fall in drugs during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-32%+221%+95%+136%+35%+9%+44%+90%+114%+38%
Bicycle Theft--------+100%-
Burglary+225%+33%-29%-67%-50%+50%-63%-67%-50%+10%
Criminal Damage and Arson+58%-37%-41%-35%+45%-44%-31%+55%-27%-50%
Drugs+60%-13%-67%+64%-88%---14%-29%-
Other Crime+50%+200%+200%-80%-60%+33%-+100%+100%+67%
Other Theft+29%-50%-+25%-60%---57%-50%+33%
Possession of Weapons---------33%-
Public Order+13%+43%-17%-+63%-+11%-21%+13%+25%
Robbery---50%-50%-+100%----
Shoplifting+100%--50%-50%---+350%-63%+150%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%-75%-14%+67%-+25%-75%+200%+157%+500%
Violence and Sexual Offences+26%-21%+26%+72%-11%+79%+33%-2%-29%+9%

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 among the top 10 most dangerous 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.

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