Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Lancashire, September 2019

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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 September 2019 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 687 street level crime incidents in Blackburn in September 2019. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour207
Violent Crime152
Criminal Damage Arson59
Other Theft50
Public Order49
Vehicle Crime43
Theft From The Person8
Other Crime7
Bicycle Theft3
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime687

Map of street level crime incidents in September 2019

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
Brookhouse (0.62 miles)649
Higher Audley (0.62 miles)535
Little Harwood (1.39 miles)451
Higher Croft (0.62 miles)392
Four Lane End (1.39 miles)373
Intack (1.39 miles)326
Lower Darwen (1.24 miles)218
Mill Hill (1.39 miles)218
Ewood (1.39 miles)187

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 Audley129
Little Harwood104
Higher Croft91
Four Lane End80
Lower Darwen57
Mill Hill52

Last updated: October 30, 2019
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