Crime Statistics for Lower Darwen, Oakdale, Lancashire, October 2019

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Crime Statistics for Lower Darwen, Oakdale, Lancashire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Lower Darwen using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so October 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 258 street level crime incidents in Lower Darwen in October 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Lower Darwen, 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 Crime93
Anti Social Behaviour82
Criminal Damage Arson26
Vehicle Crime21
Other Theft14
Burglary6
Public Order5
Shoplifting4
Drugs3
Other Crime3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime258

Map of street level crime incidents in October 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Lower Darwen. 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 Lower Darwen

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Blackburn (1.24 miles)823
Higher Audley (1.39 miles)666
Higher Croft (0.62 miles)493
Chapels (1.39 miles)320
Lower Darwen258
Mill Hill (1.39 miles)251
Ewood (0.62 miles)199
Earcroft (0.62 miles)142
Waterloo (1.24 miles)126
Grimshaw (1.39 miles)104



Most violent places near Lower Darwen

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Blackburn230
Higher Audley185
Higher Croft147
Lower Darwen93
Chapels80
Ewood75
Mill Hill72
Earcroft47
Waterloo42
Grimshaw24

Last updated: November 24, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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