Lancaster crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 10.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 91% of national crime rate. Possession of weapons crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 57.7% over the last twelve months.Lancaster crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.7%32. lowest91%10.5k-12.5%
Antisocial behaviour crime →21.5%30. highest120%6.1k-10.9%
Criminal damage and arson crime →10.2%30. highest113%2.9k-7.9%
Public order crime →6.6%12. lowest72%1.9k-23.0%
Other theft crime →6.4%16. lowest69%1.8k-6.4%
Shoplifting crime →4.4%3. lowest56%1.3k-3.9%
Burglary crime →3.9%29. lowest78%1.1k-20.0%
Drugs crime →3.0%47. highest95%84336.9%
Vehicle crime →2.7%11. lowest37%7672.4%
Other crime →1.7%40. lowest84%495-7.6%
Possession of weapons crime →1.2%29. highest118%34757.7%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%35. lowest68%2490.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%17. lowest19%1253.3%
Robbery crime →0.4%12. lowest28%117-9.3%
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 120% of national crime rate which puts Lancaster on 30. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 21.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 6.1k cases and has decreased by 10.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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