Wallasey Crime Overview

Wallasey is the second safest major town 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 2020 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Merseyside's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Merseyside rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wallasey is the 47th safest major town, and the 1,140th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Wallasey was the worst major town in Merseyside for robbery, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Wallasey residents, when it was Merseyside's most dangerous major town for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 residents. Wallasey recorded 68 reports of vehicle crime during September 2018, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst major town for vehicle crime in Merseyside that month.

The most common crimes in Wallasey are violence and sexual offences, with 2,177 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 1.2% lower than 2019's figure of 2,203 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Wallasey's least common crime is theft from the person, with 30 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 50 crimes.

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Crime in Wallasey Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Wallasey This Year

 WallaseyMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,62026.6240,66028.457% safer
Bicycle Theft390.641,5121.0666% safer
Burglary2013.307,2855.1055% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson61010.0213,6509.554.7% more dangerous
Drugs3145.1612,2518.5766% safer
Other Crime1292.122,8461.996% more dangerous
Other Theft1953.206,9194.8451% safer
Possession of Weapons460.761,3200.9221% safer
Public Order5088.3514,0409.8218% safer
Robbery470.771,0670.752.6% more dangerous
Shoplifting1372.255,6903.9877% safer
Theft From the Person300.491,2650.8982% safer
Vehicle Crime2003.296,5194.5639% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,17735.7752,19836.522.1% safer

Wallasey Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southport6,34067.5213% safer
Wallasey4,63376.12-
St Helens11,355108.0130% more dangerous
Birkenhead10,521116.1434% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wallasey

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Recent Crimes in Wallasey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Clare WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hilbre AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Seaview RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Seaview RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keswick RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keswick RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Guildford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Guildford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lea RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Drayton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cumberland RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cumberland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cumberland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Liscard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wallasey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33181727Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.900.690.64Safer
Burglary884.93.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14121210Safer
Drugs2.53.24.25Getting worse
Other Crime1.52.02.02.1Getting worse
Other Theft654.43.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.460.770.76Getting worse
Public Order5788Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.540.490.77Getting worse
Shoplifting3.93.13.42.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.590.820.49Safer
Vehicle Crime9863.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25333636Getting worse

Changes In Wallasey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Wallasey's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Wallasey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Central Park2-1-630.65
The Breck21---01.6
The Delph Recreation Ground1---101.1
Wallasey Cricket Club3----02.2

Comparing Wallasey to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7112% safer
Wallasey76.12-
Coventry77.411.7% more dangerous
Croydon83.229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2112% more dangerous
Leicester97.4422% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8726% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2829% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Wallasey's Neighbourhoods

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.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Egremont77599Third
Liscard68086Fourth
New Brighton52166Fifth
Poulton1,048131Second
Seacombe1,136155First
Wallasey Central31638Eighth
Wallasey East44358Sixth
Wallasey Village32241Seventh

Wallasey Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Wallasey for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWallasey Central (108)Seacombe (321)
Bicycle TheftWallasey Central (1)Seacombe (12)
BurglaryWallasey Village (7)Seacombe (46)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWallasey Central (34)Seacombe (189)
DrugsWallasey Central (14)Poulton (131)
Other CrimeWallasey Central (10)Seacombe (30)
Other TheftWallasey Central (14)Seacombe (41)
Possession of WeaponsWallasey Village (2)New Brighton (12)
Public OrderWallasey Central (25)Seacombe (130)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wallasey East (2)New Brighton (12)
ShopliftingWallasey East (4)Liscard (80)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wallasey Village (2)Egremont (8)
Vehicle CrimeLiscard (11)Wallasey Central (42)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWallasey Central (142)Seacombe (563)

Crime in Wallasey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+49%+95%+115%+142%+29%+66%+4%+48%+123%+76%
Bicycle Theft--60%--60%-+100%-25%+100%+100%-50%
Burglary-23%-56%-68%-50%-48%+71%-38%+88%-44%-26%
Criminal Damage and Arson+7%-18%-32%-14%-23%-18%-22%-8%-42%-35%
Drugs+116%-+208%+24%-25%+48%-56%-14%+87%+60%
Other Crime-18%+60%-29%-36%-27%+125%-64%+143%--17%
Other Theft-4%-27%-56%-6%-66%+22%-5%-55%-40%-9%
Possession of Weapons--50%--33%-80%+250%-50%-14%+250%-67%
Public Order-+20%-22%+54%+16%+14%+10%+3%-33%-6%
Robbery+100%-+100%+200%+200%+600%+67%+67%-17%-40%
Shoplifting-76%-31%-42%+60%-40%-42%--46%-13%-9%
Theft From the Person-86%-33%-40%------50%-80%
Vehicle Crime-16%-68%-75%-78%+35%+38%-30%+29%-33%-85%
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%-11%-18%-11%+5%+12%+13%-18%-15%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wallasey

What police force serves Wallasey?
Wallasey's local territorial police force is the Merseyside Police.
How dangerous is Wallasey?
Wallasey is the second safest major town in Merseyside.
What is Wallasey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wallasey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wallasey?
Wallasey's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021