Newton-le-Willows Crime Overview

Newton-le-Willows is the third most dangerous small town 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 Newton-le-Willows in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newton-le-Willows is the 140th most dangerous small town, and the 1,088th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Newton-le-Willows was the worst small town in Merseyside for burglary, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Newton-le-Willows residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 0.80 per 1,000 residents. Newton-le-Willows recorded 4 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst small town for other crime in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Newton-le-Willows are violence and sexual offences, with 862 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 0.81% higher than 2019's figure of 855 offences and a difference of 0.29 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Newton-le-Willows's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 250% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Newton-le-Willows Compared To Merseyside

Summary of Crimes in Newton-le-Willows This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour57824.2040,66028.4518% safer
Bicycle Theft150.631,5121.0668% safer
Burglary1064.447,2855.1015% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1988.2913,6509.5515% safer
Drugs964.0212,2518.57113% safer
Other Crime502.092,8461.994.8% more dangerous
Other Theft893.736,9194.8430% safer
Possession of Weapons190.801,3200.9215% safer
Public Order24010.0514,0409.822.3% more dangerous
Robbery20.081,0670.75838% safer
Shoplifting712.975,6903.9834% safer
Theft From the Person30.131,2650.89585% safer
Vehicle Crime933.896,5194.5617% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences86236.0852,19836.521.2% safer

Newton-le-Willows Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Maghull78839.6095% safer
Knowsley50543.4678% safer
Rainhill51747.1464% safer
Haydock1,03764.4520% safer
Whiston1,00376.990.26% safer
Litherland1,74992.5317% more dangerous
Prescot1,264105.5227% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Newton-le-Willows

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Newton-le-Willows Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour28211924Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.920.380.63Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11988Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft664.33.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.210.420.80Getting worse
Public Order57810Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.460.290.08Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.670.750.13Safer
Vehicle Crime4.854.13.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23323636Getting 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
Barnet67.7114% safer
Coventry77.410.28% more dangerous
Croydon83.227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8110% more dangerous
Bristol86.2110% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Newton-le-Willows's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Earlestown North39057Second
Earlestown South755126First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+111%+120%+39%+8%-15%-30%+26%+43%+157%
Bicycle Theft---50%---+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-48%+7%-12%-5%-8%--25%+33%-7%+27%
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%
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 the third most dangerous small town 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 crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021