Hoylake Crime Overview

Hoylake is among the top 5 safest small towns in Merseyside, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hoylake in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 126% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hoylake is the 237th safest small town, and the 4,539th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Hoylake was the worst small town in Merseyside for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Hoylake residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Hoylake recorded 1 report of theft from the person during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for theft from the person in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Hoylake are violence and sexual offences, with 151 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 0.66% lower than 2019's figure of 152 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Hoylake's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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See how Hoylake shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Hoylake and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Hoylake Compared To Merseyside

Summary of Crimes in Hoylake This Year

 HoylakeMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34732.9140,66028.4514% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.381,5121.06179% safer
Burglary292.757,2855.1085% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson595.6013,6509.5571% safer
Drugs211.9912,2518.57331% safer
Other Crime80.762,8461.99162% safer
Other Theft171.616,9194.84201% safer
Possession of Weapons30.281,3200.92229% safer
Public Order555.2214,0409.8288% safer
Robbery30.281,0670.75168% safer
Shoplifting161.525,6903.98162% safer
Theft From the Person10.091,2650.89889% safer
Vehicle Crime474.466,5194.562.2% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15114.3252,19836.52155% safer

Hoylake Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Eccleston23723.1570% safer
Rainford24932.2522% safer
Halewood68533.6617% safer
Formby81536.757% safer
Hoylake41439.26-
West Kirby58439.260% safer
Maghull78839.600.86% more dangerous
Knowsley50543.4610% more dangerous
Rainhill51747.1417% more dangerous
Haydock1,03764.4539% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hoylake

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Hoylake Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1291233Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.281.10.470.38Safer
Burglary6652.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.84.966Getting worse
Drugs0.950.661.02.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.280.280.570.76Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.33.21.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.090.190.28Getting worse
Public Order1.32.83.65Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.280.280.28No change
Shoplifting0.852.52.21.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.190.090.09Safer
Vehicle Crime954.74.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12171414Safer

Changes In Hoylake's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hoylake's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hoylake that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Grove Park1----02.6

Comparing Hoylake to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hoylake39.26-
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Hoylake's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hoylake33543First

Crime in Hoylake During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hoylake change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Hoylake saw a 400% increase in public order. Hoylake saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+214%+375%+317%+133%+136%+64%+156%+360%+127%+163%
Burglary-89%-80%-75%--33%-25%+200%+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-67%-33%-33%-75%+200%+200%-12%+40%+33%
Drugs---+200%-+200%--50%+100%-
Other Crime-+100%-50%-------
Other Theft--67%--50%--+67%+50%--50%
Public Order--50%-+100%-+175%-25%+20%+33%+400%
Shoplifting--------80%--
Vehicle Crime-67%--38%+200%--83%+300%---67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-56%+63%-8%+50%-31%-17%+9%+110%-29%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hoylake

What police force serves Hoylake?
Hoylake's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Hoylake?
Hoylake is among the top 5 safest small towns in Merseyside.
What is Hoylake's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hoylake are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hoylake?
Hoylake's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021