Local transport, housing and crime information.

Crime statistics

Police recorded crime statistics show that ‘theft offences’, ‘violence without injury’, and ‘criminal damage and arson’ are the largest categories of recorded crime in the borough. The proportion of crimes in each category in Blackburn with Darwen is similar to the wider Lancashire area as a whole.

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