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Crime and Safety in Wallasey, Merseyside

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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.

Wallasey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Major Towns, Merseyside

46% higher, regional crime rate

North West

19% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Wallasey Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Wallasey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021945,744
2020764,633
2019835,082
2018845,107
2017764,639
2016674,089

Crime in Wallasey Compared To Merseyside

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Summary of Crimes in Wallasey This Year

 WallaseyMerseyside 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,13918.7127,40819.18 2.5% safer
Bicycle Theft691.131,6871.18 4.4% safer
Burglary2163.556,8974.83 36% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson65410.7414,46310.12 6% more dangerous
Drugs3255.3411,4888.04 51% safer
Other Crime1452.383,2362.26 5% more dangerous
Other Theft2494.097,6455.35 31% safer
Possession of Weapons250.411,1620.81 98% safer
Public Order85113.9821,55615.08 8% safer
Robbery430.711,1890.83 17% safer
Shoplifting801.316,0504.23 223% safer
Theft From the Person420.691,9181.34 94% safer
Vehicle Crime1903.126,4104.48 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,85546.9165,74646.00 1.9% more dangerous

Wallasey Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southport8,05585.7810% safer
Wallasey5,74494.37-
St Helens13,193125.5025% more dangerous
Birkenhead12,233135.0430% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wallasey

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Recent Crimes in Wallasey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arundel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Probyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Evelyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rankin StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broughton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Devon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mossy Bank RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Norman RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charlotte RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dalehurst CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rydal BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beckenham RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wyndham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Marine PromenadeLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poole RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clayton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fort StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Columba'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Evelyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sunbury RoadLocal resolution

Wallasey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18172719 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.900.690.641.1 Getting worse
Burglary84.93.33.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12121011 Safer
Drugs3.24.255 Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.02.12.4 Getting worse
Other Theft54.43.24.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.460.770.760.41 Safer
Public Order78814 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.490.770.71 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.13.42.21.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.590.820.490.69 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime863.33.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33363647 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0841% safer
Croydon82.4814% safer
Sheffield90.054.8% safer
Bristol90.524.3% safer
Wallasey94.37-
Coventry102.248% more dangerous
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6427% more dangerous
Bradford132.2829% more dangerous
Leeds150.9437% 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
Egremont1,063136Third
Liscard74394Fifth
New Brighton820103Fourth
Poulton1,296163Second
Seacombe1,242169First
Wallasey Central33540Eighth
Wallasey East57976Sixth
Wallasey Village40853Seventh

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 (52)New Brighton (265)
Bicycle TheftWallasey East (2)Wallasey Central (18)
BurglaryWallasey Village (12)Poulton (58)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWallasey Central (29)Seacombe (159)
DrugsWallasey Village (9)Poulton (142)
Other CrimeWallasey Central (5)Seacombe (36)
Other TheftWallasey Central (16)Poulton (56)
Possession of WeaponsWallasey Central (1)Poulton (11)
Public OrderWallasey Central (55)Poulton (184)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wallasey East (1)Egremont (13)
ShopliftingWallasey Village (4)Liscard (28)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wallasey Central (3)Liscard (11)
Vehicle CrimeWallasey East (16)New Brighton (47)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWallasey Central (152)Seacombe (623)

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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