Wallasey is the second safest major 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 Wallasey in 2021 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Merseyside rate of 105 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallasey is the 42nd most dangerous major town, and the 699th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In August 2021, Wallasey was the worst major town in Merseyside for robbery, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Wallasey residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous major town for bicycle theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Wallasey recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.05 the worst major town for theft from the person in Merseyside that month.
The most common crimes in Wallasey are violence and sexual offences, with 2,855 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 2,177 offences and a difference of 11.14 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Wallasey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 25 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 84% from 2020's figure of 46 crimes.
Major Towns, Merseyside
46% higher, regional crime rate
19% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Wallasey is 46% higher than the North West and 19% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Wallasey 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,139||18.71||27,408||19.18||2.5% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||69||1.13||1,687||1.18||4.4% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||654||10.74||14,463||10.12||6% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||145||2.38||3,236||2.26||5% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||249||4.09||7,645||5.35||31% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||25||0.41||1,162||0.81||98% safer|
|Public Order||851||13.98||21,556||15.08||8% safer|
|Theft From the Person||42||0.69||1,918||1.34||94% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||190||3.12||6,410||4.48||44% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,855||46.91||65,746||46.00||1.9% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Arundel Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Probyn Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Evelyn Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Rankin Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Broughton Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Devon Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Mossy Bank Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Norman Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Charlotte Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dalehurst Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rydal Bank||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Beckenham Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Wyndham Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Marine Promenade||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Poole Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Clayton Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fort Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near St Columba'S Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Evelyn Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Sunbury Road||Local resolution|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.90||0.69||0.64||1.1||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||12||10||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.0||2.0||2.1||2.4||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.46||0.77||0.76||0.41||Safer|
|Public Order||7||8||8||14||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.54||0.49||0.77||0.71||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.59||0.82||0.49||0.69||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||36||36||47||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Wallasey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|The Delph Recreation Ground||1||-||-||-||1||0||1.1|
|Wallasey Cricket Club||3||-||-||-||-||0||2.2|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||8% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||15% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||23% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||27% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||29% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||37% more dangerous|
Seacombe is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Wallasey, followed by Poulton in second place, and Egremont as the third most dangerous area. Wallasey's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Wallasey Central, Wallasey East, and Wallasey Village.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Wallasey for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Wallasey Central (52)||New Brighton (265)|
|Bicycle Theft||Wallasey East (2)||Wallasey Central (18)|
|Burglary||Wallasey Village (12)||Poulton (58)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Wallasey Central (29)||Seacombe (159)|
|Drugs||Wallasey Village (9)||Poulton (142)|
|Other Crime||Wallasey Central (5)||Seacombe (36)|
|Other Theft||Wallasey Central (16)||Poulton (56)|
|Possession of Weapons||Wallasey Central (1)||Poulton (11)|
|Public Order||Wallasey Central (55)||Poulton (184)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Wallasey East (1)||Egremont (13)|
|Shoplifting||Wallasey Village (4)||Liscard (28)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Wallasey Central (3)||Liscard (11)|
|Vehicle Crime||Wallasey East (16)||New Brighton (47)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Wallasey Central (152)||Seacombe (623)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wallasey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Wallasey saw a 600% increase in robbery. Wallasey saw a large fall in theft from the person during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and other theft both fell year-on-year for every month during Wallasey's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+7%||-18%||-32%||-14%||-23%||-18%||-22%||-8%||-42%||-35%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-50%||-||-33%||-80%||+250%||-50%||-14%||+250%||-67%|
|Theft From the Person||-86%||-33%||-40%||-||-||-||-||-||-50%||-80%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-12%||-11%||-18%||-11%||+5%||+12%||+13%||-18%||-15%||-8%|