Blackburn crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 19.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 114% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 30.1% over the last twelve months.Blackburn crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.7%30. highest114%19.6k-10.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →28.5%2. highest225%17.1k-11.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.1%19. highest126%4.8k-10.5%
Other theft crime →5.9%45. lowest91%3.5k-9.7%
Shoplifting crime →5.9%41. highest104%3.5k30.1%
Vehicle crime →4.9%45. highest95%2.9k9.9%
Public order crime →4.4%7. lowest68%2.6k-24.1%
Burglary crime →4.2%30. highest120%2.5k1.1%
Other crime →1.7%36. highest113%996-12.0%
Drugs crime →1.6%24. lowest71%9325.0%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%25. highest121%53025.3%
Robbery crime →0.5%32. lowest48%30215.7%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%29. lowest25%244-25.2%
Bicycle theft crime →0.4%6. lowest39%21216.5%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "antisocial behaviour crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Antisocial behaviour crime" rate is at 225% of national crime rate which puts Blackburn on 2. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 28.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 17.1k cases and has decreased by 11.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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