Ledbury Crime Overview

Ledbury is the safest small town in Herefordshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Herefordshire's 238 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ledbury in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Herefordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 34% lower than the Herefordshire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ledbury is the 217th safest small town, and the 4,733rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Ledbury had the worst crime rate in Herefordshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Ledbury are violence and sexual offences, with 175 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 1.7% higher than 2019's figure of 172 offences and a difference of 0.30 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Ledbury's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Ledbury Compared To Herefordshire

Summary of Crimes in Ledbury This Year

 LedburyHerefordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16216.653,88920.2021% safer
Bicycle Theft30.311310.68119% safer
Burglary222.265813.0234% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson646.581,0705.5616% more dangerous
Drugs121.234852.52105% safer
Other Crime50.511850.9688% safer
Other Theft272.778544.4460% safer
Possession of Weapons30.311130.5990% safer
Public Order141.446983.63152% safer
Robbery20.21600.3148% safer
Shoplifting282.884882.5312% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.31460.2423% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime151.543341.7312% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17517.984,87325.3141% safer

Ledbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ledbury37338.33-
Ross-on-Wye68566.8843% more dangerous
Leominster92074.1948% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ledbury

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Ledbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28252317Safer
Bicycle Theft0.720.210.410.31Safer
Burglary4.81.82.02.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson93.367Getting worse
Drugs2.21.21.01.2Safer
Other Crime1.50.820.620.51Safer
Other Theft4.953.42.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.410.510.31Safer
Public Order2.41.62.41.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.310.100.21Safer
Shoplifting4.43.22.22.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.620.510.31Safer
Vehicle Crime3.21.81.81.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18151818Getting worse

Changes In Ledbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ledbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ledbury38.33-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Ledbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ledbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Ledbury saw a 500% increase in drugs. Ledbury saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+40%+125%+23%-5%------
Burglary--+400%-+300%-+100%--80%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-50%-67%-67%--18%+100%-+433%-83%
Drugs-+500%--------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-20%--14%-50%-80%-+100%--50%-
Public Order-----50%-80%+200%-50%+200%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%----67%---50%+50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--50%-+100%--33%+100%--50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+20%-79%-45%-8%+8%-24%+60%-28%+40%+36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ledbury

What police force serves Ledbury?
Ledbury's local territorial police force is the West Mercia Police.
How dangerous is Ledbury?
Ledbury is the safest small town in Herefordshire.
What is Ledbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ledbury are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ledbury?
Ledbury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021