Crime Statistics for Burnley, Lancashire, 2024

There were a total of 612 street level crime incidents in Burnley 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 Burnley, 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 Crime171
Anti Social Behaviour159
Criminal Damage Arson70
Other Theft34
Public Order30
Vehicle Crime23
Other Crime11
Possession Of Weapons2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime612

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 Burnley. 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 Burnley

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Burnley Lane (1.39 miles)535
Brunshaw (1.24 miles)475
Burnley Wood (0.88 miles)259
Reedley (1.96 miles)255
Brownside (1.86 miles)151
Lowerhouse (1.24 miles)147
Padiham (2.55 miles)143
Hapton (2.55 miles)17
Walk Mill (2.24 miles)2

of Rosehill with Burnley Wood residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Burnley?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Burnley Lane144
Burnley Wood81
Walk Mill1

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

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 Burnley 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 Burnley compare to surrounding wards?

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

2Bank Hall98
4Rosehill with Burnley Wood82
5Rosegrove with Lowerhouse82
8Daneshouse with Stoneyholme77
9Coal Clough with Deerplay71
10Hapton with Park69
11Whittlefield with Ightenhill56

Which road in Burnley has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Burnley 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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