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Birkenhead crime stats

The overall crime rate in Birkenhead city is 131.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 4.9k crimes were violent crimes which is 42.1% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 157% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 31.7% over the last twelve months.The category of "drugs crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Drugs crime" rate is at 314% of national crime rate which puts Birkenhead on 3. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 6.6% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 773 cases and has decreased by 33.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Birkenhead crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime42.1%20. highest157%4.9k-19.4%
Public order crime11.7%8. highest204%1.4k-37.1%
Criminal damage and arson crime9.8%18. highest166%1.1k-24.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime9.3%27. lowest76%1.1k-24.7%
Drugs crime6.6%3. highest314%773-33.4%
Other theft crime5.1%20. lowest84%599-12.0%
Shoplifting crime4.9%8. lowest86%577-4.9%
Vehicle crime2.9%16. lowest60%335-23.5%
Burglary crime2.7%26. lowest82%316-33.1%
Other crime2.1%28. highest148%244-14.1%
Possession of weapons crime0.9%45. lowest132%10831.7%
Robbery crime0.8%36. lowest76%89-21.9%
Bicycle theft crime0.7%30. lowest86%85-43.0%
Theft from the person crime0.3%5. lowest19%37-54.3%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Birkenhead crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Birkenhead city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Birkenhead crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticBirkenhead city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour12.216.1
Bicycle theft1.01.1
Criminal damage and arson12.97.8
Other crime2.71.9
Other theft6.78.0
Possession of weapons1.20.9
Public order15.47.6
Theft from the person0.42.2
Vehicle crime3.86.3
Violent crime55.535.4

Birkenhead crime rate comparison map

Birkenhead crime rate comparison map

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