Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Lancashire, November 2020

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Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Blackburn, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Blackburn using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 746 street level crime incidents in Blackburn in November 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour266
Violent Crime217
Criminal Damage Arson64
Other Theft43
Public Order33
Shoplifting32
Burglary28
Vehicle Crime28
Drugs11
Possession Of Weapons10
Other Crime8
Robbery4
Bicycle Theft1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime746

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2020

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.

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
Blackburn746
Brookhouse (0.62 miles)705
Higher Audley (0.62 miles)582
Little Harwood (1.39 miles)504
Higher Croft (0.62 miles)488
Intack (1.39 miles)410
Four Lane End (1.39 miles)397
Mill Hill (1.39 miles)265
Lower Darwen (1.24 miles)231
Ewood (1.39 miles)200

14.7%
of Blackburn with Darwen residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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
Blackburn217
Brookhouse203
Higher Audley163
Higher Croft153
Little Harwood135
Intack120
Four Lane End115
Mill Hill73
Ewood65
Lower Darwen64

Last updated: December 24, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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