Maghull Crime Overview

Maghull is among the top 10 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 Maghull in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 124% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maghull is the 244th safest small town, and the 4,483rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Maghull was the worst small town in Merseyside for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Maghull residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Maghull recorded 1 report of theft from the person during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst small town for theft from the person in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Maghull are violence and sexual offences, with 324 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 0.31% lower than 2019's figure of 325 offences and a difference of 0.05 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Maghull's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Maghull Compared To Merseyside

Summary of Crimes in Maghull This Year

 MaghullMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38819.5040,66028.4546% safer
Bicycle Theft90.451,5121.06136% safer
Burglary753.777,2855.1035% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1105.5313,6509.5573% safer
Drugs371.8612,2518.57361% safer
Other Crime110.552,8461.99262% safer
Other Theft271.366,9194.84256% safer
Possession of Weapons40.201,3200.92360% safer
Public Order743.7214,0409.82164% safer
Robbery30.151,0670.75400% safer
Shoplifting331.665,6903.98140% safer
Theft From the Person40.201,2650.89345% safer
Vehicle Crime773.876,5194.5618% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32416.2852,19836.52124% safer

Maghull Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rainford24932.2523% safer
Halewood68533.6618% safer
Formby81536.758% safer
Hoylake41439.260.87% safer
West Kirby58439.260.87% safer
Maghull78839.60-
Knowsley50543.469% more dangerous
Rainhill51747.1416% more dangerous
Haydock1,03764.4539% more dangerous
Whiston1,00376.9949% more dangerous
Newton-le-Willows1,84477.1949% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maghull

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Maghull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27201720Safer
Bicycle Theft0.450.250.550.45Getting worse
Burglary55.04.23.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6776Safer
Drugs1.72.11.81.9No change
Other Crime1.20.650.500.55Safer
Other Theft3.13.63.01.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.450.100.20Safer
Public Order2.23.52.93.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.200.350.15Safer
Shoplifting2.51.61.61.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.050.200.200.20Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.82.84.73.9Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14161616Getting worse

Changes In Maghull's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Maghull to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Maghull39.60-
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2252% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Maghull's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Maghull North East35052First
Maghull South East19734Second
Maghull South West22834Third

Crime in Maghull During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maghull change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Maghull saw a 300% increase in public order. Maghull saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+58%+111%+141%+58%-+32%-46%-44%+17%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Burglary-56%+125%+20%+14%+50%+25%+11%--78%-14%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%-38%-62%-14%-27%+10%-20%-16%-63%-58%
Drugs-75%+100%--80%+167%-40%--57%+100%+133%
Other Crime----+100%---+100%-
Other Theft-83%-67%--89%-25%--50%-78%-67%-40%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%+300%-33%-10%+57%+160%-20%+60%+100%+20%
Shoplifting+20%+100%---+200%-80%+100%--
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-47%--40%--80%-22%+100%-20%-13%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%+4%+33%-7%+156%-16%+36%-15%-23%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maghull

What police force serves Maghull?
Maghull's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Maghull?
Maghull is among the top 10 safest small towns in Merseyside.
What is Maghull's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Maghull are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Maghull?
Maghull's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021