Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Lancashire, 2024

There were a total of 615 street level crime incidents in Blackburn 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 Blackburn, 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 Crime203
Anti Social Behaviour144
Criminal Damage Arson48
Public Order29
Other Theft26
Vehicle Crime24
Other Crime10
Possession Of Weapons9
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime615

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 Blackburn. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Blackburn

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Brookhouse (0.62 miles)623
Higher Audley (0.62 miles)530
Little Harwood (1.39 miles)431
Four Lane End (1.39 miles)371
Intack (1.39 miles)345
Higher Croft (0.62 miles)333
Lower Darwen (1.24 miles)200
Mill Hill (1.39 miles)181
Ewood (1.39 miles)158

of Blackburn Central residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Blackburn?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Higher Audley189
Little Harwood161
Higher Croft122
Four Lane End115
Lower Darwen68
Mill Hill65

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

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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn compare to surrounding wards?

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

1Mill Hill & Moorgate87
3Blackburn South East82
4Blackburn Central76
5Wensley Fold69
6Audley & Queen's Park69
7Shear Brow & Corporation Park61
8Blackburn South & Lower Darwen61
9Bastwell & Daisyfield54
10Billinge & Beardwood50
11Livesey with Pleasington47

Which road in Blackburn has the highest level of crime?

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

Last updated: March 2024
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