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Crime and Safety in Ledbury

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Ledbury is the safest small towns in Herefordshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Herefordshire's 211 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ledbury in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Herefordshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Herefordshire rate of 58 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ledbury is the 307th safest small town, and the 3,581st 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. March 2017 was also a bad month for Ledbury residents, when it was Herefordshire's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ledbury are violence and sexual offences, with 217 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 175 offences and a difference of 4.32 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Ledbury's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Ledbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Herefordshire

87% lower, regional crime rate

West Midlands

61% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ledbury is 87% lower than the West Midlands and 61% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ledbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ledbury represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ledbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148463
202038373
201938371
201836349
201752505
201641399

Crime in Ledbury Compared To Herefordshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ledbury This Year

 LedburyHerefordshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28829.606,04931.42 6% safer
Bicycle Theft30.31950.49 58% safer
Burglary202.065502.86 39% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson808.221,1846.15 25% more dangerous
Drugs151.543701.92 25% safer
Other Crime60.622371.23 98% safer
Other Theft313.198794.57 43% safer
Possession of Weapons40.41970.50 22% safer
Public Order535.451,1245.84 7% safer
Robbery20.21270.14 33% more dangerous
Shoplifting161.644122.14 30% safer
Theft From the Person10.10350.18 80% safer
Vehicle Crime151.543521.83 19% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21722.305,83730.31 36% safer

Ledbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ledbury46347.58-
Ross-on-Wye75974.1136% more dangerous
Leominster1,05384.9144% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ledbury

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Recent Crimes in Ledbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Biddulph WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lawnside RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Victoria RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Masefield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Common GardenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazle CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bray AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Orlham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Margaret RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hodges YardUnable to prosecute suspect

Ledbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25231730 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.410.310.31 Safer
Burglary1.82.02.32.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.3678 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.01.21.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.820.620.510.62 Safer
Other Theft53.42.83.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.510.310.41No change
Public Order1.62.41.45 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.100.210.21 Safer
Shoplifting3.22.22.91.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.510.310.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.81.51.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15181822 Getting worse

Changes In Ledbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ledbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ledbury47.58-
Barnet67.0829% more dangerous
Croydon82.4842% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0547% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Coventry102.2453% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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