Crime in Liverpool compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Liverpool 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. Liverpool 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 137.86
Most Similar Group average 122.80
Lower bound 109.39
Area Crime rate
Wolverhampton 83.48
Birmingham 89.78
Hastings 100.06
Lincoln 102.51
Leicester 113.99
Liverpool 115.40
Stoke on Trent 118.31
Salford 122.09
Norwich 122.33
Nottingham 122.46
Middlesbrough 136.08
Kingston upon Hull 136.99
Newcastle upon Tyne 137.14
Blackpool 159.39
Manchester 182.07

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Liverpool compared with crime in the Merseyside force area

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Liverpool was higher than average for the Merseyside 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 89.18
Wirral 72.13
Sefton 74.13
Knowsley 77.46
St Helens 81.49
Liverpool 115.40

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Liverpool and in the Merseyside force area

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

  • up in Liverpool
  • up in the Merseyside 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 Liverpool Most Similar Group average Merseyside Liverpool
March 2015 21.00 16.83 20.81
June 2015 22.84 18.24 23.14
September 2015 23.16 18.09 22.65
December 2015 23.87 18.98 25.07
March 2016 23.00 17.62 22.90
June 2016 24.44 18.62 24.24
September 2016 25.78 19.06 24.09
December 2016 27.36 20.68 27.55
March 2017 27.24 20.01 26.92
June 2017 30.27 22.14 29.09
September 2017 31.26 21.69 27.77
December 2017 31.03 23.02 29.95
March 2018 30.24 22.33 28.59

(Source: ONS)

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