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Crime and Safety in Hoylake, Merseyside

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Hoylake is among the top 5 safest small towns in Merseyside, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hoylake in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 134% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hoylake is the 257th safest small town, and the 3,968th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Hoylake was the worst small town in Merseyside for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Hoylake residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Hoylake recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Hoylake are violence and sexual offences, with 205 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 26% higher than 2020's figure of 151 offences and a difference of 5.12 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Hoylake's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Hoylake 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Merseyside

15% lower, regional crime rate

North West

71% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hoylake is 15% lower than the North West and 71% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hoylake Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hoylake 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 Hoylake

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145471
202039414
201942444
201844468
201738404
201630312

Crime in Hoylake Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Hoylake This Year

 HoylakeMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16815.9327,40819.18 20% safer
Bicycle Theft100.951,6871.18 24% safer
Burglary181.716,8974.83 182% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson514.8414,46310.12 109% safer
Drugs121.1411,4888.04 605% safer
Other Crime100.953,2362.26 138% safer
Other Theft282.667,6455.35 101% safer
Possession of Weapons20.191,1620.81 326% safer
Public Order757.1121,55615.08 112% safer
Robbery40.381,1890.83 118% safer
Shoplifting211.996,0504.23 113% safer
Theft From the Person10.091,9181.34 1389% safer
Vehicle Crime343.226,4104.48 39% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20519.4465,74646.00 137% safer

Hoylake Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rainford28336.6622% safer
Eccleston42041.029% safer
Formby96343.422.9% safer
Hoylake47144.67-
West Kirby68445.982.8% more dangerous
Maghull96148.297% more dangerous
Rainhill54349.5110% more dangerous
Halewood1,31564.6331% more dangerous
Haydock1,23977.0042% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hoylake

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Recent Crimes in Hoylake

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alderley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sandringham CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marine RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Saxon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hazel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near A540Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hoyle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Clydesdale RoadOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leighton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near The King'S GapInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Station ApproachUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Albert RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Walker StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lee RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Saxon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hoylake Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9123316 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.470.380.95 Getting worse
Burglary652.81.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.9664.8 Safer
Drugs0.661.02.01.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.280.570.760.95 Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.21.62.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.190.280.19 Getting worse
Public Order2.83.657 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.280.280.38 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.21.52.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.090.090.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.74.53.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17141419 Getting worse

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 2021.

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

Comparing Hoylake to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hoylake44.67-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Hoylake's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hoylake40852First

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 town 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).

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