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Crime and Safety in Maghull

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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 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 117% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maghull is the 314th safest small town, and the 3,476th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Maghull was the worst small town in Merseyside for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Maghull residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Maghull recorded 2 reports of robbery during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for robbery in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Maghull are violence and sexual offences, with 468 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 31% higher than 2020's figure of 324 offences and a difference of 7.24 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Maghull's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Maghull 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Merseyside

6% lower, regional crime rate

North West

58% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Maghull is 6% lower than the North West and 58% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Maghull Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Maghull 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 Maghull

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148961
202040788
201944867
201843853
201741822
201635705

Crime in Maghull Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Maghull This Year

 MaghullMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1869.3527,40819.18 105% safer
Bicycle Theft90.451,6871.18 162% safer
Burglary693.476,8974.83 39% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1085.4314,46310.12 86% safer
Drugs432.1611,4888.04 272% safer
Other Crime160.803,2362.26 182% safer
Other Theft321.617,6455.35 232% safer
Possession of Weapons10.051,1620.81 1520% safer
Public Order1266.3321,55615.08 138% safer
Robbery10.051,1890.83 1560% safer
Shoplifting271.366,0504.23 211% safer
Theft From the Person10.051,9181.34 2580% safer
Vehicle Crime603.026,4104.48 48% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences46823.5265,74646.00 96% safer

Maghull Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rainford28336.6632% safer
Eccleston42041.0218% safer
Formby96343.4211% safer
Hoylake47144.678% safer
West Kirby68445.985% safer
Maghull96148.29-
Rainhill54349.512.5% more dangerous
Halewood1,31564.6325% more dangerous
Haydock1,23977.0037% more dangerous
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.2648% more dangerous
Whiston1,26897.3350% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maghull

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Recent Crimes in Maghull

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gordon AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highfield ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near FieldwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Old Hall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Grosvenor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hudson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Boyer AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near NorthwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandringham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Hall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Granville AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Liverpool Road SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkbourn NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dunnings Bridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WestwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sefton LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Maghull Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2017209 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.250.550.450.45 Getting worse
Burglary5.04.23.83.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7765 Safer
Drugs2.11.81.92.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.500.550.80 Getting worse
Other Theft3.63.01.41.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.100.200.05 Safer
Public Order3.52.93.76 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.350.150.05 Safer
Shoplifting1.61.61.71.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.200.200.05 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.84.73.93.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16161624 Getting worse

Changes In Maghull's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Maghull to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Maghull48.29-
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0546% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Coventry102.2453% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Maghull's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Maghull North East35853First
Maghull South East29451Second
Maghull South West30345Third

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 town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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