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Preston crime stats

The overall crime rate in Preston city is 140.6 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 6.2k crimes were violent crimes which is 29.5% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 117% of national crime rate. Drugs crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 43.0% over the last twelve months.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 257% of national crime rate which puts Preston on 3. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 29.4% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 6.2k cases and has decreased by 9% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Preston crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime29.5%39. lowest117%6.2k-9.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime29.4%3. highest257%6.2k-9.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime7.8%35. highest141%1.6k-13.1%
Other theft crime6.2%52. highest109%1.3k-9.7%
Shoplifting crime5.9%28. lowest110%1.2k-4.9%
Public order crime5.0%20. lowest93%1.0k-12.5%
Vehicle crime4.4%53. highest99%931-7.0%
Burglary crime3.8%34. highest124%798-19.0%
Drugs crime2.5%44. highest129%53243.0%
Other crime1.6%48. highest123%341-1.4%
Possession of weapons crime1.2%20. highest185%2542.8%
Bicycle theft crime1.1%40. highest139%231-44.3%
Robbery crime0.9%49. highest94%183-2.1%
Theft from the person crime0.6%51. highest40%1332.3%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Preston crime rate by crime statistic

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

Preston crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticPreston city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour41.416.1
Bicycle theft1.51.1
Criminal damage and arson11.07.8
Other crime2.31.9
Other theft8.88.0
Possession of weapons1.70.9
Public order7.07.6
Theft from the person0.92.2
Vehicle crime6.26.3
Violent crime41.435.4

Preston crime rate comparison map

Preston crime rate comparison map

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