Haydock Crime Overview

Haydock is among the top 5 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 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haydock is the 256th most dangerous small town, and the 1,777th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Haydock was the worst small town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Haydock residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Haydock recorded 8 reports of other theft during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.50 the worst small town for other theft in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Haydock are violence and sexual offences, with 480 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 21% higher than 2019's figure of 380 offences and a difference of 6.21 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Haydock's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 700% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Haydock Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Haydock This Year

 HaydockMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40525.1740,66028.4513% safer
Bicycle Theft70.441,5121.06141% safer
Burglary533.297,2855.1055% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson935.7813,6509.5565% safer
Drugs503.1112,2518.57176% safer
Other Crime221.372,8461.9945% safer
Other Theft573.546,9194.8437% safer
Possession of Weapons100.621,3200.9248% safer
Public Order1086.7114,0409.8246% safer
Robbery10.061,0670.751150% safer
Shoplifting482.985,6903.9834% safer
Theft From the Person100.621,2650.8944% safer
Vehicle Crime986.096,5194.5625% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences48029.8352,19836.5222% safer

Haydock Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hoylake41439.2664% safer
West Kirby58439.2664% safer
Maghull78839.6063% safer
Knowsley50543.4648% safer
Rainhill51747.1437% safer
Haydock1,03764.45-
Whiston1,00376.9916% more dangerous
Newton-le-Willows1,84477.1917% more dangerous
Litherland1,74992.5330% more dangerous
Prescot1,264105.5239% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haydock

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Recent Crimes in Haydock

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Wesley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lyme StreetFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Hall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marian RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marian RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marian RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Elizabeth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Willow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Park AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Public orderOn or near Halton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Halton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Canon Wilson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Oak AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Buckfast AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Haydock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27182025Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.621.10.370.44Safer
Burglary3.8753.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7696Safer
Drugs1.61.82.63.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.931.30.931.4Getting worse
Other Theft7863.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.250.500.62Getting worse
Public Order4.2667Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.190.500.06Safer
Shoplifting74.73.43.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.500.560.62Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.7666Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences19232430Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Haydock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Haydock64.45-
Barnet67.714.8% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2125% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8737% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Haydock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blackbrook65370First

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 5 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021