Crime in Liverpool compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2017, 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 134.38
Most Similar Group average 119.82
Lower bound 106.83
Area Crime rate
Wolverhampton 80.16
Birmingham 87.92
Hastings 98.40
Lincoln 103.43
Leicester 109.15
Liverpool 113.73
Salford 115.54
Stoke on Trent 115.62
Nottingham 119.60
Norwich 121.43
Middlesbrough 131.86
Newcastle upon Tyne 133.89
Kingston upon Hull 135.17
Blackpool 151.66
Manchester 179.71

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Liverpool compared with crime in the Merseyside force area

In the year ending December 2017, 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 86.86
Wirral 68.68
Sefton 71.88
Knowsley 74.31
St Helens 80.05
Liverpool 113.73

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Liverpool
  • up in the Merseyside force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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
December 2014 22.27 18.96 23.67
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 30.23 22.14 29.09
September 2017 31.33 21.69 27.77
December 2017 31.01 23.02 29.95

(Source: ONS)

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