Knowsley is the third most dangerous small towns in Merseyside, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Knowsley in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 2.6% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Knowsley is the 82nd most dangerous small town, and the 556th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In June 2021, Knowsley was the worst small town in Merseyside for drugs, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Knowsley residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Knowsley recorded 7 reports of other crime during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.60 the worst small town for other crime in Merseyside that month.
The most common crimes in Knowsley are violence and sexual offences, with 599 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 453 offences and a difference of 12.56 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Knowsley's least common crime is shoplifting, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.
Third Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Merseyside
50% higher, regional crime rate
25% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Knowsley is 50% higher than the North West and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Knowsley 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||180||15.49||27,408||19.18||24% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.52||1,687||1.18||127% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||119||10.24||14,463||10.12||1.2% more dangerous|
|Drugs||99||8.52||11,488||8.04||6% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||33||2.84||3,236||2.26||20% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||56||4.82||7,645||5.35||11% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||10||0.86||1,162||0.81||6% more dangerous|
|Public Order||152||13.08||21,556||15.08||15% safer|
|Theft From the Person||8||0.69||1,918||1.34||94% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||42||3.61||6,410||4.48||24% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||599||51.54||65,746||46.00||11% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Quickthorn Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Lyme Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Woodfarm Hey||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Park Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Pool Hey||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Shepton Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Newark Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Middlehey Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near The Spinney||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Astley Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Kitling Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Boydell Close||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Boode Croft||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lyme Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Waterpark Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near St Benedict'S Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Spinney||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Dannette Hey||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Kitling Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Riding Hill Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.52||0.43||0.09||0.52||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||11||9||10||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||2.4||1.4||2.8||2.8||Getting worse|
|Other Theft||6||3.8||3.9||4.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.2||0.60||0.95||0.86||Safer|
|Public Order||7||7||9||13||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.60||0.60||0.17||0.69||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.26||0.43||0.09||0.69||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||29||29||39||52||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||0.35% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||9% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||17% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||21% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||23% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||33% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Knowsley Village & Southdene||1,147||113||Second|
|Longview & Knowsley Park||1,089||150||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Knowsley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Knowsley saw a 800% increase in burglary. Knowsley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+8%||-50%||+11%||-70%||-44%||+100%||+200%||-40%||-8%||+17%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||+100%||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+21%||+11%||+32%||-9%||-4%||+100%||+116%||+21%||+105%||+90%|