Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Lancashire, August 2021

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Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Blackburn, Lancashire
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 August 2021 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 761 street level crime incidents in Blackburn in August 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour238
Violent Crime218
Criminal Damage Arson65
Public Order51
Other Theft37
Vehicle Crime16
Theft From The Person9
Possession Of Weapons8
Other Crime6
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime761

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2021

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 town; ?> 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)743
Higher Audley (0.62 miles)637
Little Harwood (1.39 miles)499
Four Lane End (1.39 miles)442
Higher Croft (0.62 miles)438
Intack (1.39 miles)362
Lower Darwen (1.24 miles)252
Mill Hill (1.39 miles)214
Ewood (1.39 miles)195

of 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
Higher Audley189
Little Harwood153
Higher Croft133
Four Lane End126
Lower Darwen83
Mill Hill64

Last updated: August 2021
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