Crime Statistics for Birch Green, Lancashire, 2024

There were a total of 227 street level crime incidents in Birch Green in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birch Green, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime80
Anti Social Behaviour59
Criminal Damage Arson18
Drugs12
Other Theft12
Vehicle Crime11
Shoplifting10
Public Order9
Other Crime5
Burglary5
Robbery3
Possession Of Weapons3
All Crime227

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Birch Green. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Birch Green

We've taken the ten nearest places to Birch Green and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Birch Green has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Birch Green227
Town Centre (0.62 miles)193
Tanhouse (0.62 miles)178
Ashurst (0.88 miles)163
Newgate (1.39 miles)97
Up Holland (1.39 miles)97
Chapel House (1.24 miles)77
Pennylands (1.24 miles)77
Dalton (1.24 miles)75
Bank Top (1.39 miles)22

11.69%
of Tanhouse residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Birch Green?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Birch Green and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Birch Green80
Town Centre66
Tanhouse62
Ashurst59
Newgate46
Up Holland46
Dalton30
Chapel House26
Pennylands26
Bank Top12

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Birch Green?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Birch Green to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Birch Green compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Birch Green and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Birch Green is ranked #4.

#WardScore
1Moorside90
2Digmoor80
3Pemberton79
4Tanhouse74
5Birch Green63
6Orrell45
7Skelmersdale North44
8Skelmersdale South43
9Ashurst33
10Up Holland27
11Wrightington13

Which road in Birch Green has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Birch Green with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Quarry Junction.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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