Merseyside crime stats

The overall crime rate in Merseyside county is 116.8 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 63.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 132% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 13.4% 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 302% of national crime rate which puts Merseyside on 1. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 7.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 11.4k cases and has decreased by 4.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Merseyside crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.9%4. highest132%63.7k-12.9%
Public order crime →11.3%4. highest174%18.1k-32.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.6%17. lowest70%15.4k-1.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%9. highest125%13.3k-14.2%
Drugs crime →7.2%1. highest302%11.4k-4.4%
Other theft crime →6.1%21. highest88%9.7k-8.6%
Shoplifting crime →5.4%18. lowest83%8.6k13.4%
Vehicle crime →3.9%27. lowest71%6.2k-13.1%
Burglary crime →3.1%25. highest84%5.0k-15.0%
Other crime →2.0%13. highest123%3.1k-11.0%
Theft from the person crime →1.0%6. highest51%1.6k-34.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%25. highest103%1.3k0.2%
Bicycle theft crime →0.7%27. highest78%1.2k-27.2%
Robbery crime →0.7%15. highest64%1.1k-7.9%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Merseyside crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Merseyside county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Merseyside crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticMerseyside county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour11.316.1
Bicycle theft0.91.1
Burglary3.64.3
Criminal damage and arson9.87.8
Drugs8.42.8
Other crime2.31.9
Other theft7.18.0
Possession of weapons0.90.9
Public order13.27.6
Robbery0.81.3
Shoplifting6.37.5
Theft from the person1.22.2
Vehicle crime4.56.3
Violent crime46.635.4

Merseyside crime rate comparison map

Merseyside crime rate comparison map

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