Merseyside crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 66.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 138% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 14.5% over the last twelve months.Merseyside crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.7%3. highest138%66.7k-10.8%
Public order crime →12.4%2. highest190%20.9k-22.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.3%15. lowest73%15.6k-6.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.4%9. highest129%14.1k-11.2%
Drugs crime →6.7%1. highest300%11.2k-9.6%
Other theft crime →5.9%22. highest89%9.9k-4.9%
Shoplifting crime →4.9%17. lowest86%8.3k14.5%
Vehicle crime →4.2%25. highest80%7.0k-3.4%
Burglary crime →3.3%21. highest94%5.6k-6.8%
Other crime →1.9%13. highest125%3.1k-11.3%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%6. highest68%1.9k-21.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%23. highest86%1.3k-21.1%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%23. highest105%1.3k-3.7%
Robbery crime →0.7%11. highest70%1.2k1.5%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 300% of national crime rate which puts Merseyside on 1. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 6.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 11.2k cases and has decreased by 9.6% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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