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Crime and Safety in Haydock, Merseyside

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Haydock 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 Haydock in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haydock is the 187th most dangerous small town, and the 1,194th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Haydock was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Merseyside for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Haydock residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Haydock recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Haydock are violence and sexual offences, with 605 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 480 offences and a difference of 7.77 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Haydock's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 233% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Haydock 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Merseyside

33% higher, regional crime rate

North West

5% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haydock is 33% higher than the North West and 5% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haydock Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Haydock 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 Haydock

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021771,239
2020641,037
2019651,041
2018661,063
201755891
201648767

Crime in Haydock Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Haydock This Year

 HaydockMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31419.5227,40819.18 1.7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.371,6871.18 219% safer
Burglary553.426,8974.83 41% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1207.4614,46310.12 36% safer
Drugs422.6111,4888.04 208% safer
Other Crime352.183,2362.26 3.7% safer
Other Theft593.677,6445.35 46% safer
Possession of Weapons30.191,1620.81 326% safer
Public Order19912.3721,55615.08 22% safer
Robbery40.251,1890.83 232% safer
Shoplifting311.936,0504.23 119% safer
Theft From the Person50.311,9181.34 332% safer
Vehicle Crime754.666,4104.48 3.9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences60537.6065,74646.00 22% safer

Haydock Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hoylake47144.6772% safer
West Kirby68445.9867% safer
Maghull96148.2959% safer
Rainhill54349.5156% safer
Halewood1,31564.6319% safer
Haydock1,23977.00-
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.2617% more dangerous
Whiston1,26897.3321% more dangerous
Knowsley1,184101.8824% more dangerous
Litherland1,963103.8526% more dangerous
Prescot1,583132.1542% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haydock

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Recent Crimes in Haydock

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Roberts AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wesley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mark'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Galway CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Badbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sycamore AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Balharry AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Wharmby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Vicarage RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near West End RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gordon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rampit CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near James RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyme StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clipsley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mark'S StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Galway CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Haydock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18202520 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.370.440.37 Safer
Burglary753.33.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6967 Getting worse
Drugs1.82.63.12.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.931.42.2 Getting worse
Other Theft863.53.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.500.620.19 Safer
Public Order66712 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.500.060.25 Safer
Shoplifting4.73.43.01.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.560.620.31 Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.7No change
Violence and Sexual Offences23243038 Getting worse

Changes In Haydock's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haydock's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Haydock that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George V Playing Field16---123.0

Comparing Haydock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9393% safer
Birmingham49.6055% safer
Barnet67.0815% safer
Haydock77.00-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0314% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Haydock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blackbrook78384First

Crime in Haydock During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haydock change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Haydock saw a 600% increase in drugs. Haydock saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 85% compared to April in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Haydock's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+3%+23%+61%+44%+10%+19%-13%+31%+23%+483%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary-25%-57%+167%-+33%-83%+33%-11%-83%-54%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-50%-33%-50%-44%-33%-15%+8%-38%-18%
Drugs+50%-50%+600%+200%--71%+300%+33%--14%
Other Crime+400%----75%+50%--33%--
Other Theft-75%-85%-75%+167%-33%-58%-43%-43%-14%+33%
Possession of Weapons-+100%-----33%---
Public Order-10%+20%+125%+267%-74%+333%-33%-40%+56%+175%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%--80%+33%+233%-38%+40%-20%-38%-50%
Theft From the Person-50%---+50%-----
Vehicle Crime+50%--14%-9%-+50%-25%+60%+100%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+78%+20%+31%-6%-11%+6%+79%+33%+33%+38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haydock

What police force serves Haydock?
Haydock's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.

How dangerous is Haydock?
Haydock is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Merseyside.

What is Haydock's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haydock are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Haydock?
Haydock's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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