Merseyside crime stats

November 2023

Most crimes, 69.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 142% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 9.5% over the last twelve months.Merseyside crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →39.7%4. highest142%69.5k-8.5%
Public order crime →13.4%1. highest203%23.3k-13.3%
Antisocial behaviour crime →8.9%17. lowest71%15.6k-10.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.4%8. highest134%14.7k-8.3%
Drugs crime →6.5%1. highest304%11.4k-5.1%
Other theft crime →5.8%21. highest91%10.2k2.7%
Shoplifting crime →4.5%20. lowest88%7.9k9.5%
Vehicle crime →4.0%26. highest79%7.0k-3.5%
Burglary crime →3.3%18. highest97%5.8k-12.0%
Other crime →1.9%12. highest129%3.3k-7.9%
Theft from the person crime →1.2%5. highest78%2.1k-19.4%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%20. highest91%1.4k-19.1%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%18. highest112%1.4k3.5%
Robbery crime →0.7%8. highest72%1.2k-6.7%
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 304% 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 6.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 11.4k cases and has decreased by 5.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of October 2022 - September 2023.

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