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Crime and Safety in Litherland, Merseyside

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Litherland is the second 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 Litherland in 2021 was 104 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 0.68% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Litherland is the 74th most dangerous small town, and the 518th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Litherland was the worst small town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Litherland residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Litherland recorded 11 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst small town for drugs in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Litherland are violence and sexual offences, with 890 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 774 offences and a difference of 6.13 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Litherland's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 13 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 15% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.

Litherland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Merseyside

51% higher, regional crime rate

North West

26% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Litherland is 51% higher than the North West and 26% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Litherland Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Litherland 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 Litherland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211041,963
2020931,749
2019821,551
2018921,733
2017771,463
2016651,235

Crime in Litherland Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Litherland This Year

 LitherlandMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30716.2427,40819.18 18% safer
Bicycle Theft180.951,6871.18 24% safer
Burglary1035.456,8974.83 11% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20911.0614,46310.12 8% more dangerous
Drugs1357.1411,4888.04 13% safer
Other Crime422.223,2362.26 1.8% safer
Other Theft663.497,6455.35 53% safer
Possession of Weapons130.691,1620.81 17% safer
Public Order28915.2921,55615.08 1.4% more dangerous
Robbery180.951,1890.83 13% more dangerous
Shoplifting562.966,0504.23 43% safer
Theft From the Person150.791,9181.34 70% safer
Vehicle Crime1095.776,4104.48 22% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences89047.0865,74646.00 2.3% more dangerous

Litherland Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Halewood1,31564.6361% safer
Haydock1,23977.0035% safer
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.2613% safer
Whiston1,26897.337% safer
Knowsley1,184101.881.9% safer
Litherland1,963103.85-
Prescot1,583132.1521% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Litherland

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Recent Crimes in Litherland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gorsey LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kirkstone Road NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near William Wall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Croxteth AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rimmer CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kilburn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lonsdale RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nunsford CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilsons LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Moss ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Condron Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ryefield LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Netherton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Farm ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heathfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gorsey LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Townsend ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near William Wall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Oatfield LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Litherland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23223116 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.01.11.20.95 Safer
Burglary9675 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11101111 Safer
Drugs12687 Safer
Other Crime2.92.21.82.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.63.83.93.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.740.790.69 Safer
Public Order981015 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.480.630.95 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.12.32.43.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.690.630.79 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime674.76 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32344147 Getting worse

Changes In Litherland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Litherland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0855% safer
Croydon82.4826% safer
Sheffield90.0515% safer
Bristol90.5215% safer
Coventry102.241.6% safer
Litherland103.85-
Leicester111.597% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0616% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6420% more dangerous
Bradford132.2821% more dangerous
Leeds150.9431% more dangerous

Crime in Litherland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Litherland North59483First

Crime in Litherland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Litherland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Litherland saw a 400% increase in drugs. Litherland saw a large fall in other crime during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+128%+288%+137%+92%-26%-34%-36%+104%+36%
Bicycle Theft-+200%---50%-67%--50%-+100%
Burglary-50%-55%+71%+160%-71%+50%+60%-44%+178%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+6%-+107%+33%-20%+100%+20%+7%+14%-53%
Drugs+11%+400%+200%+20%-65%-47%-27%+10%-17%+67%
Other Crime+133%-67%--40%-75%+50%-80%+100%--50%
Other Theft-50%-77%-+167%--10%-+150%+200%+133%
Possession of Weapons---+100%-33%-----
Public Order+113%--27%+43%+60%+144%+50%+11%+78%+8%
Robbery-+100%-+200%---+100%--50%
Shoplifting+100%--33%+100%+400%--25%+167%-80%-20%
Theft From the Person-----50%+100%--67%-50%-
Vehicle Crime+13%-60%-71%+40%+140%-50%-25%--64%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+2%+45%+25%+52%+58%+3%+26%+31%-14%+45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Litherland

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

How dangerous is Litherland?
Litherland is the second most dangerous small town in Merseyside.

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

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

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