Crime in Wigan compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2018, the crime rate in Wigan was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Wigan lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is 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 109.19
Most Similar Group average 96.87
Lower bound 85.94
Area Crime rate
Wirral 78.71
St Helens 87.98
Wigan 88.77
Ashfield 89.10
Torbay 89.63
Nuneaton & Bedworth 89.94
Havant 92.01
Basildon 94.31
Stockton-on-Tees 97.95
Bury 100.10
North Tyneside 100.19
Kirklees 101.91
Mansfield 106.83
Tameside 114.26
Wakefield 121.31

(Source: ONS)

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

In the year ending December 2018, the crime rate in Wigan was lower 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 120.81
Trafford 79.95
Stockport 81.42
Wigan 88.77
Bury 100.10
Tameside 114.26
Rochdale 123.30
Salford 123.55
Bolton 124.71
Oldham 127.81
Manchester 172.77

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2018, crime rates were:

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

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

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 Wigan Most Similar Group average Greater Manchester Wigan
December 2015 17.37 20.46 17.09
March 2016 16.99 19.58 16.32
June 2016 18.15 20.41 16.49
September 2016 19.85 21.49 17.31
December 2016 21.54 26.13 22.89
March 2017 21.05 27.55 22.14
June 2017 22.58 30.05 22.26
September 2017 23.13 31.75 24.88
December 2017 23.16 30.47 23.36
March 2018 22.34 29.15 21.01
June 2018 24.86 31.16 23.51
September 2018 25.27 30.04 22.35
December 2018 24.93 29.34 21.91

(Source: ONS)

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