Leicester Crime Overview
Leicester is the most dangerous city in the East Midlands, and among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of the UK's cities. The overall crime rate in Leicester in 2020 was 103 crimes per 1,000 people.
In November 2020, Leicester had the worst crime rate in the East Midlands for bicycle theft, with 60 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Leicester residents, when it was the East Midlands's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 182 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents. Leicester recorded 399 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst for criminal damage and arson in the East Midlands that month.
The most common crimes in Leicester are violence and sexual offences, with 15,236 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 1.2% higher than 2019's figure of 15,055 offences and a difference of 0.51 from 2019's crime rate of 42. Leicester's least common crime is theft from the person, with 303 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 607 crimes.
Leicester Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Leicester This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||3,853||10.88|
|Possession of Weapons||377||1.06|
|Theft From the Person||303||0.86|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15,236||43.01|
Leicester Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||14||13||11||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.2||1.5||1.4||1.1||Safer|
|Public Order||7||10||12||14||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||1.3||2.2||1.7||0.86||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||31||40||42||43||Getting worse|
Comparing Leicester to the UK's Major Cities
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Leicester
What police force serves Leicester?Leicester's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Leicester?Leicester is the most dangerous city in the East Midlands.
What is Leicester's most common crime?The most common crimes in Leicester are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Leicester?Leicester's least common crime is theft from the person.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021