Crime and community safety facts and figures

Police recorded crime statistics show that ‘criminal damage and arson’, ‘violence without injury’, ‘violence with injury’, ‘theft offences’ and ‘vehicle offences’ are the largest categories of recorded crime in the borough.

Overall the recorded crime rate in the borough tends to be higher than the Lancashire average, but lower than the other large Lancashire urban conurbations of Preston and Blackpool.

There is however significant variation within the borough itself, with the lowest crime levels tending to be found in the rural areas of the borough and some of the highest levels in central Blackburn.