Merseyside crime stats

April 2024

Most crimes, 65.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 135% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 13.9% over the last twelve months.Merseyside crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.9%4. highest135%65.3k-12.0%
Public order crime →11.9%2. highest182%19.4k-28.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →9.5%17. lowest72%15.6k-2.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.3%11. highest125%13.6k-14.3%
Drugs crime →6.9%1. highest301%11.3k-8.0%
Other theft crime →5.9%21. highest89%9.7k-8.2%
Shoplifting crime →5.1%15. lowest85%8.4k13.9%
Vehicle crime →4.0%26. lowest76%6.5k-11.2%
Burglary crime →3.2%23. highest90%5.3k-11.5%
Other crime →1.9%14. highest122%3.0k-12.6%
Theft from the person crime →1.1%6. highest65%1.7k-28.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%24. highest104%1.3k0.8%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%24. highest83%1.3k-26.1%
Robbery crime →0.7%12. highest69%1.2k-2.9%
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 301% 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 6.9% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 11.3k cases and has decreased by 8% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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