Crime in Manchester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2019, the crime rate in Manchester was higher than the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Manchester lies above the red line, so its crime rate is higher than normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 145.84
Most Similar Group average 129.58
Lower bound 115.13
Area Crime rate
Coventry 77.44
Birmingham 98.28
Cardiff 108.93
Bristol 113.74
Portsmouth 120.37
Liverpool 120.40
Leicester 121.76
Salford 122.90
Lincoln 123.18
Norwich 129.96
Nottingham 135.02
Newcastle upon Tyne 144.32
Kingston upon Hull 165.79
Manchester 168.88

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Manchester compared with crime in the Greater Manchester force area

In the year ending March 2019, the crime rate in Manchester was higher than average for the Greater Manchester force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 118.66
Stockport 79.83
Trafford 81.77
Wigan 90.06
Bury 98.12
Tameside 113.97
Salford 122.90
Bolton 123.95
Rochdale 123.96
Oldham 125.86
Manchester 168.88

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Manchester and in the Greater Manchester force area

In the quarter ending March 2019, crime rates were:

  • down in Manchester
  • down in the Greater Manchester force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2018.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Manchester Most Similar Group average Greater Manchester Manchester
March 2016 22.59 19.49 27.36
June 2016 24.17 20.31 28.76
September 2016 25.46 21.38 30.14
December 2016 27.16 26.00 37.19
March 2017 27.54 27.41 40.65
June 2017 29.82 29.91 44.76
September 2017 30.78 31.59 46.55
December 2017 30.79 30.32 45.57
March 2018 29.43 29.00 42.97
June 2018 32.95 31.00 44.87
September 2018 33.24 29.90 42.29
December 2018 29.58 29.14 41.86
March 2019 28.52 28.63 39.86

(Source: ONS)

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