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Crime and Safety in Rainhill

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Rainhill 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 Rainhill in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 111% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rainhill is the 330th safest small town, and the 3,314th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Rainhill was the worst small town in Merseyside for other theft, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.82 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Rainhill residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Rainhill recorded 1 report of robbery during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst small town for robbery in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Rainhill are violence and sexual offences, with 248 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 211 offences and a difference of 3.37 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Rainhill's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Rainhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Merseyside

3.7% lower, regional crime rate

North West

54% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rainhill is 3.7% lower than the North West and 54% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rainhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rainhill 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 Rainhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202150543
202047517
201945497
201845494
201746509
201633366

Crime in Rainhill Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Rainhill This Year

 RainhillMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12711.5827,40819.18 66% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,6871.18 1211% safer
Burglary252.286,8974.83 112% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson413.7414,46310.12 171% safer
Drugs181.6411,4888.04 390% safer
Other Crime111.003,2362.26 126% safer
Other Theft464.197,6455.35 28% safer
Possession of Weapons30.271,1620.81 200% safer
Public Order938.4821,55615.08 78% safer
Robbery40.361,1890.83 131% safer
Shoplifting151.376,0504.23 209% safer
Theft From the Person20.181,9181.34 644% safer
Vehicle Crime363.286,4104.48 37% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24822.6165,74646.00 103% safer

Rainhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Eccleston42041.0221% safer
Formby96343.4214% safer
Hoylake47144.6711% safer
West Kirby68445.988% safer
Maghull96148.292.5% safer
Rainhill54349.51-
Halewood1,31564.6323% more dangerous
Haydock1,23977.0036% more dangerous
Newton-le-Willows2,20492.2646% more dangerous
Whiston1,26897.3349% more dangerous
Knowsley1,184101.8851% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rainhill

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Recent Crimes in Rainhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Whitmoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Victoria PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Station StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ritherup LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tasker TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Justin WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King Edward CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near First AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Trent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near The PrioryUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Goldsworth FoldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Arnside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near AshfieldFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Trent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ratcliff PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rainhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13121712 Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.360.460.09 Safer
Burglary3.653.22.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.973.7 Safer
Drugs1.31.81.81.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.820.641.01.0 Getting worse
Other Theft764.74.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.550.640.27 Safer
Public Order54.658 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.270.360.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.61.11.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.090.270.18 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime64.82.23.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12151923 Getting worse

Changes In Rainhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rainhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Rainhill49.51-
Barnet67.0826% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0545% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2452% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Rainhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rainhill North29554First
Rainhill South24845Second

Crime in Rainhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rainhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Rainhill saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Rainhill saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+160%+90%+160%+77%-82%+17%+50%-15%-23%+125%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+200%--92%-25%-83%-80%+67%--50%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%--20%+67%+150%-44%+250%-50%-30%+400%
Drugs--50%---33%-67%----
Other Crime----+100%-----
Other Theft+33%-+33%-33%+20%+133%-58%-57%-75%-73%
Public Order-38%-33%+400%+20%+67%+20%+267%-50%-50%+67%
Shoplifting---67%--+200%+200%-67%--
Vehicle Crime+200%+200%--50%---67%-57%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-42%-11%-+133%+140%+167%+31%-7%+31%+13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rainhill

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

How dangerous is Rainhill?
Rainhill is among the top 10 safest small town in Merseyside.

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

What is the least common crime in Rainhill?
Rainhill's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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