How safe is Liverpool?
How safe is Liverpool?


Liverpool Crime Statistics

Is Liverpool safe?

With over 450,000 inhabitants as of the last census, Liverpool is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK, and one of the most culturally rich northern cities. Of course, it is most well-known for its musical heritage, being the home of the Beatles.

Liverpool has enjoyed a steady population growth in recent years, with a 5.5% increase between the 2001 and 2011 census. But is Liverpool safe?

The graph below takes a look at Liverpool crime rates between January 2015 and December 2016, separated by type of crime.

Antisocial behaviour is by far the most frequent Liverpool crime, with 44,064 incidents recorded in this time frame, making up 35% of total crimes. It’s likely that this number is so high due to the city’s thriving nighttime culture.

The second-highest recorded crime in Liverpool is violent crime, with 20,917 offences in 2015 and 2016. This type of crime accounts for 16.8% of total recorded crimes in Liverpool for this time period. The next two most committed crimes are criminal damage, accounting for 9% of total crime, and burglary, accounting for 7%.