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Crime and Safety in Rainford

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Rainford is the safest small towns in Merseyside, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Merseyside's 39 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rainford in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 185% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rainford is the 155th safest small town, and the 5,314th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Rainford was the worst small town in Merseyside for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2017 was also a bad month for Rainford residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Rainford recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during March 2015, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for theft from the person in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Rainford are violence and sexual offences, with 143 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 31% higher than 2020's figure of 98 offences and a difference of 5.83 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Rainford's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Rainford 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Merseyside

40% lower, regional crime rate

North West

109% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rainford is 40% lower than the North West and 109% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rainford Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rainford 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 Rainford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137283
202032249
201942326
201837289
201736278
201631243

Crime in Rainford Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Rainford This Year

 RainfordMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour688.8127,40819.18 118% safer
Burglary293.766,8974.83 28% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson222.8514,46310.12 255% safer
Drugs151.9411,4888.04 314% safer
Other Crime121.553,2362.26 46% safer
Other Theft101.307,6455.35 312% safer
Possession of Weapons30.391,1620.81 108% safer
Public Order344.4021,55615.08 243% safer
Robbery10.131,1890.83 538% safer
Shoplifting20.266,0504.23 1527% safer
Theft From the Person40.521,9181.34 158% safer
Vehicle Crime81.046,4104.48 331% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14318.5265,74646.00 148% safer

Rainford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rainford28336.66-
Eccleston42041.0211% more dangerous
Formby96343.4216% more dangerous
Hoylake47144.6718% more dangerous
West Kirby68445.9820% more dangerous
Maghull96148.2924% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rainford

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Recent Crimes in Rainford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carter AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lime GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hopgood CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moss Nook LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Garswood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ash GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ormskirk RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilltop RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Hall GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilltop RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Windermere DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Junction RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Junction RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Reeds BrowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Junction RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross Pit LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Junction RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Windermere DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rainford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1510159 Safer
Burglary664.23.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson552.72.8 Safer
Drugs0.521.01.81.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.131.61.6 Getting worse
Other Theft2.72.31.21.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.26-0.39 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.42.34.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.260.13 Safer
Shoplifting0.261.21.40.26 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.26-0.52 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.83.83.91.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13191319 Getting worse

Changes In Rainford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rainford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Rainford36.66-
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4856% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0559% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Rainford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rainford28337First

Crime in Rainford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rainford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Rainford saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Rainford saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 85% compared to April in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Rainford's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+600%+433%-13%-44%+75%+14%+160%+140%+133%
Burglary+300%-85%--+33%-67%---83%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+200%--67%-60%--50%--50%-
Drugs--------+200%-
Other Crime+200%---------
Other Theft---50%--50%--67%---
Public Order--+300%-50%-20%--67%--50%-60%
Shoplifting+100%--50%-------
Vehicle Crime+400%+100%---50%-67%-75%-25%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+80%-10%-75%-25%-74%-75%-27%-47%-9%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rainford

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

How dangerous is Rainford?
Rainford is the safest small town in Merseyside.

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

What is the least common crime in Rainford?
Rainford's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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