Community safety dashboard
As part of the Neighbourhood JSNA, dashboards have been created to visualise community safety related data. Data is displayed for district, ward and lower super output areas.
For help on using these dashboards, please look at our tips and hints (PDF, 454KB).
For help on understanding neighbourhood geographies, please look at our geographies page.
You can make selections by clicking on the down arrow next to the selection boxes and checking the box; you can put the dashboard into full screen mode by clicking on the double headed arrow in the bottom right hand corner.
Please note, there have been changes both in categories recorded and in recording practice which have significantly impacted the figures.
The crime survey for England and Wales 2020 (CSEW) has a section on Coronavirus and crime statistics in the year ending March 2020 which indicates that the publication is largely unaffected by the survey being suspended two weeks early on 18 March 2020.
The crime data integrity re-inspection 2019 judged Lancashire Constabulary has significantly improved its crime-recording arrangements since the 2017 inspection. the 2018/19 PEEL assessment says that "the constabulary's accuracy in terms of crime recording is assessed as good".
For more information on how the police count recorded crime, please look at the Home Office Crime Counting Rules.
Page 3 of the dashboard below shows Hate Crimes.
Official data from 2021/22 shows that there has been an increase in hate crime in Lancashire of 9.9%. This increase is lower than the 25.6% increase seen in England and Wales as a whole. The large rise in 2017/18 is ascribed to changes in recording practices following Lancashire's Crime Data Integrity inspection. Whereas previously some of these crimes would have been closed off as ASB incidents, the view is now that if the complainant was concerned enough to phone the police, then the threshold for criminality has been crossed so Lancashire are recording them as crime. Also, partnership working under the Lancashire wide Hate Crime Strategy and more understanding around the issue has increased confidence in reporting.
1. Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.
2. When interpreting data for police force areas, users should be aware of recent changes to recording practices. For further information see Section 3.3 of the User Guide.
3. Currently, offences of fraud are excluded from subnational breakdowns of police recorded crime. Action Fraud have taken over the recording of fraud offences on behalf of individual police forces. In the year ending March 2023 Action Fraud recorded 319,315 offences of fraud against victims living in England or Wales(excluding Devon and Cornwall). This represents an decrease of 15% in the volume of offences recorded by Action Fraud compared with the previous year and is equivalent to a rate of 5.0 offences of fraud recorded per 1,000 head of population by Action Fraud.
4. From the year ending June 2017 'Stalking and harassment' and 'Death or serious injury caused by illegal driving' offences have been removed from the violence with and without injury sub-categories and now form separate sub categories within the violence against the person category.
Feedback on this dashboard would be welcomed to BusinessIntelligence.JSNA@lancashire.gov.uk.
Please feel free to use any of the information in our dashboards, acknowledging Lancashire JSNA when you do.
Page last updated August 2022