Preston crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 18.9k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.9% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 102% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 10.1% over the last twelve months.Preston crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →33.9%47. highest102%18.9k-8.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →26.9%8. highest181%15.0k-3.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.7%40. highest103%4.3k-12.7%
Other theft crime →6.1%22. lowest81%3.4k-7.2%
Public order crime →5.8%21. lowest79%3.2k-15.3%
Shoplifting crime →5.3%22. lowest79%3.0k10.1%
Vehicle crime →3.8%25. lowest65%2.1k-10.5%
Burglary crime →3.7%46. lowest93%2.1k-11.0%
Drugs crime →2.1%37. lowest83%1.2k-4.2%
Other crime →1.8%40. highest104%997-12.9%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%40. highest105%5052.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%47. lowest87%499-25.2%
Robbery crime →0.6%34. lowest52%3457.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%27. lowest24%248-11.7%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 181% of national crime rate which puts Preston on 8. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Antisocial behaviour crime" makes up 26.9% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "antisocial behaviour crime" is 15.0k cases and has decreased by 3.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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