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Crime and Safety in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

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Newton-le-Willows is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Merseyside, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newton-le-Willows in 2021 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newton-le-Willows is the 101st most dangerous small town, and the 713rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Newton-le-Willows was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Merseyside for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Newton-le-Willows residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Newton-le-Willows recorded 7 reports of other crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Newton-le-Willows are violence and sexual offences, with 1,031 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 862 offences and a difference of 7.08 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Newton-le-Willows's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 73% from 2020's figure of 19 crimes.

Newton-le-Willows 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Merseyside

44% higher, regional crime rate

North West

21% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newton-le-Willows is 44% higher than the North West and 21% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newton-le-Willows Crime Rate Over Time

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Newton-le-Willows Crime Map

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Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Newton-le-Willows

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021922,204
2020771,844
2019781,874
2018801,906
2017701,667
2016581,374

Crime in Newton-le-Willows Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Newton-le-Willows This Year

 Newton-le-WillowsMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36015.0727,40819.18 27% safer
Bicycle Theft150.631,6871.18 87% safer
Burglary1325.536,8974.83 13% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2088.7114,46310.12 16% safer
Drugs833.4711,4888.04 132% safer
Other Crime602.513,2362.26 10% more dangerous
Other Theft843.527,6445.35 52% safer
Possession of Weapons110.461,1620.81 76% safer
Public Order32313.5221,55615.08 12% safer
Robbery120.501,1890.83 66% safer
Shoplifting1074.486,0504.23 6% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.591,9181.34 127% safer
Vehicle Crime1245.196,4104.48 14% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,03143.1665,74646.00 7% safer

Newton-le-Willows Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West Kirby68445.98101% safer
Maghull96148.2991% safer
Rainhill54349.5186% safer
Halewood1,31564.6343% safer
Haydock1,23977.0020% safer
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.26-
Whiston1,26897.335% more dangerous
Knowsley1,184101.889% more dangerous
Litherland1,963103.8511% more dangerous
Prescot1,583132.1530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newton-le-Willows

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Recent Crimes in Newton-le-Willows

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Woodstock AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norman AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lloyd CrescentFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adams CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beech CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Houghton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Alpine StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ash AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acorn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Grafton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harvey AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Vulcan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Catherine WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brick StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022RobberyOn or near Alpine StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foundry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Banastre DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill MeadowUnable to prosecute suspect

Newton-le-Willows Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21192415 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.920.380.630.63 Safer
Burglary764.46 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9889 Safer
Drugs2.63.04.03.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.42.12.5 Getting worse
Other Theft64.33.73.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.420.800.46 Getting worse
Public Order781014 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.290.080.50 Getting worse
Shoplifting663.04.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.670.750.130.59 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.13.95 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences32363643 Getting worse

Changes In Newton-le-Willows's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Newton-le-Willows to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93131% safer
Birmingham49.6086% safer
Barnet67.0838% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.032.5% safer
Bristol90.521.9% safer
Newton-le-Willows92.26-
Leicester111.5917% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Newton-le-Willows's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Earlestown North52276Second
Earlestown South869144First

Crime in Newton-le-Willows During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newton-le-Willows change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Newton-le-Willows saw a 600% increase in other crime. Newton-le-Willows saw a large fall in possession of weapons during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+111%+120%+39%+8%-15%-30%+26%+43%+157%
Bicycle Theft---50%---+100%---
Burglary+36%+15%+43%-64%+100%-57%-55%-63%-69%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%+7%-12%-5%-8%--25%+33%-7%+27%
Drugs-13%+25%+75%-+100%+180%+50%+14%+275%-45%
Other Crime+600%-+100%+100%--20%-+200%+33%-50%
Other Theft+29%-64%-30%-50%-30%-+100%--44%+67%
Possession of Weapons+100%-----75%-+200%--
Public Order+40%+188%+67%-32%--12%+39%-+23%-6%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-57%-73%-71%-41%-58%-33%-20%-72%--
Theft From the Person------67%----
Vehicle Crime-20%-25%+175%+33%-40%+40%--60%+20%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-36%-30%-9%+22%+14%+32%+28%-19%+3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newton-le-Willows

What police force serves Newton-le-Willows?
Newton-le-Willows's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.

How dangerous is Newton-le-Willows?
Newton-le-Willows is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Merseyside.

What is Newton-le-Willows's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Newton-le-Willows are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Newton-le-Willows?
Newton-le-Willows's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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