Crime Statistics for Blackburn, Sheffield, Sheffield, 2024

There were a total of 326 street level crime incidents in Blackburn in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Blackburn, 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 Crime100
Anti Social Behaviour55
Criminal Damage Arson20
Public Order15
Vehicle Crime12
Other Theft11
Other Crime8
Possession Of Weapons5
Theft From The Person3
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime326

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 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
Firth Park (1.39 miles)467
Pismire Hill (0.88 miles)376
Shiregreen (1.24 miles)360
Tinsley (1.39 miles)305
Jordon (1.24 miles)266
Meadowhall (0.62 miles)231
Templeborough (1.39 miles)207
Don (1.68 miles)155
Dropping Well (1.39 miles)107

of Shiregreen and Brightside residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the 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
Firth Park197
Pismire Hill150
Dropping Well35

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

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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Blackburn and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Blackburn is ranked #6.

2Firth Park90
3Rotherham West87
6Shiregreen and Brightside80
7Boston Castle71
10East Ecclesfield62
11Brinsworth and Catcliffe60

Which road in Blackburn has the highest level of crime?

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