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Crime and Safety in Heswall, Merseyside

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Heswall is the safest medium-sized town in Merseyside, and is the second safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heswall in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 242% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heswall is the third safest medium-sized town, and the 4,674th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Heswall are violence and sexual offences, with 419 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 336 offences and a difference of 2.88 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Heswall's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 150% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Heswall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Merseyside

68% lower, regional crime rate

North West

150% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Heswall is 68% lower than the North West and 150% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Heswall Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Heswall 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 Heswall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202131881
202027770
201930861
201831901
201725735
201623662

Crime in Heswall Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Heswall This Year

 HeswallMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1575.4427,40819.18 253% safer
Bicycle Theft30.101,6871.18 1080% safer
Burglary521.806,8974.83 168% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson652.2514,46310.12 350% safer
Drugs311.0711,4888.04 651% safer
Other Crime250.873,2362.26 160% safer
Other Theft742.567,6455.35 109% safer
Possession of Weapons20.071,1620.81 1057% safer
Public Order1294.4721,55615.08 237% safer
Robbery20.071,1890.83 1086% safer
Shoplifting331.146,0504.23 271% safer
Theft From the Person40.141,9181.34 857% safer
Vehicle Crime421.466,4104.48 207% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41914.5265,74646.00 217% safer

Heswall Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall88130.53-
Bebington3,26455.8645% more dangerous
Crosby3,79175.5360% more dangerous
Kirkby4,568105.0771% more dangerous
Bootle7,935150.1880% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heswall

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Recent Crimes in Heswall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Briar DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redstone DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rock AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairview WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stewart CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Richmond WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near BarleyfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oaklands TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The KnapInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oldfield WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moorland ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wimborne WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rock AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mere LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WestwayUnable to prosecute suspect

Heswall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour75.0105 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.140.280.170.10 Safer
Burglary3.43.21.71.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.13.23.42.2 Safer
Drugs0.450.551.11.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.490.660.550.87 Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.72.82.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.100.170.07 Safer
Public Order2.12.21.64.5 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.280.210.07 Safer
Shoplifting2.12.01.71.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.170.140.14 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.22.01.41.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11111215 Getting worse

Changes In Heswall's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Heswall's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ridgewood Park9--1522.6

Comparing Heswall to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Heswall30.53-
Barnet67.0854% more dangerous
Croydon82.4863% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0566% more dangerous
Bristol90.5266% more dangerous
Coventry102.2470% more dangerous
Leicester111.5973% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2877% more dangerous
Leeds150.9480% more dangerous

Crime in Heswall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Gayton & Lower Heswall23927Second
Heswall28638First

Crime in Heswall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heswall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Heswall saw a 700% increase in burglary. Heswall saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+164%+87%+322%+145%+57%+100%+79%+300%+118%+13%
Bicycle Theft---50%--33%-----
Burglary+14%-63%-57%-25%-88%-69%-67%-50%+700%-29%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-57%+125%+40%-25%+233%-20%+89%+25%-17%
Drugs+100%--40%--50%+33%-+400%--
Other Crime--75%----50%--33%-+100%
Other Theft+50%-33%-70%-82%-64%-33%-30%-56%-27%+100%
Public Order+133%-80%-50%-20%--40%+50%+133%-25%-
Robbery--------33%--
Shoplifting-33%+400%-60%-67%+200%-63%-33%-17%-71%-
Vehicle Crime-58%-80%-50%-75%-33%-57%+20%-25%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+13%+53%-24%+10%+3%-14%+58%--33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heswall

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

How dangerous is Heswall?
Heswall is the safest medium-sized town in Merseyside.

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

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

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