Crime Statistics for Birkenhead, Wirral, Wirral, 2024

There were a total of 278 street level crime incidents in Birkenhead in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Birkenhead, 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 Crime133
Criminal Damage Arson27
Anti Social Behaviour24
Public Order20
Drugs20
Other Crime13
Other Theft10
Shoplifting9
Vehicle Crime8
Burglary7
Possession Of Weapons4
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery1
All Crime278

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 Birkenhead. 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 Birkenhead

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Claughton278
Birkenhead278
Wallasey (2.48 miles)273
Liscard (2.48 miles)273
Bidston Hill (1.39 miles)146
Bidston (1.75 miles)141
Arrowe Hill (1.96 miles)117
Higher Bebington (1.96 miles)50
Landican (2.24 miles)45
Storeton (2.48 miles)2

6.36%
of Oxton residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Birkenhead?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Claughton133
Birkenhead133
Wallasey114
Liscard114
Bidston Hill78
Bidston66
Arrowe Hill61
Higher Bebington30
Landican13
Storeton1

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

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 Birkenhead 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 Birkenhead compare to surrounding wards?

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

#WardScore
1Birkenhead and Tranmere85
2Bidston and St James80
3Rock Ferry71
4Leasowe and Moreton East63
5Claughton62
6Oxton59
7Prenton51
8Upton41
9Bebington34
10Greasby, Frankby and Irby20
11Pensby and Thingwall18

Which road in Birkenhead has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Birkenhead with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Alfred Road.

Last updated: March 2024
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