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Leicestershire Crime Statistics

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Leicestershire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Leicestershire in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Leicestershire's larger towns and cities, Leicester is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Loughborough, and Coalville comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Leicestershire, starting with Market Harborough which ranks as the safest area in Leicestershire, followed up by Hinckley in second place, and Melton Mowbray in third place.

Leicestershire Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Leicestershire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,4108.87
Bicycle Theft1,5101.42
Burglary3,3523.16
Criminal Damage and Arson8,9918.48
Drugs2,9022.74
Other Crime2,0331.92
Other Theft6,7226.34
Possession of Weapons7460.70
Public Order11,24410.60
Robbery6410.60
Shoplifting2,8092.65
Theft From the Person5600.53
Vehicle Crime4,8514.57
Violence and Sexual Offences36,17434.11

Leicestershire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Leicestershire
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10369 13% safer
Barwell67773 6% safer
Birstall56641 90% safer
Braunstone1,25272 8% safer
Broughton Astley41745 72% safer
Burbage75348 63% safer
Coalville3,09075 3.1% safer
Earl Shilton74268 14% safer
Glenfields68264 22% safer
Hinckley3,19364 21% safer
Leicester46,436112 30% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East50167 17% safer
Loughborough6,40894 17% more dangerous
Lutterworth58056 39% safer
Market Harborough1,26749 58% safer
Melton Mowbray1,98473 7% safer
Mountsorrel50359 32% safer
Narborough31136 117% safer
Shepshed87462 25% safer
Sileby56162 25% safer
Syston1,05975 4.2% safer
Thurmaston66665 20% safer
Whitwick36442 84% safer

Crime Trends in Leicestershire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1311129 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.91.41.11.4 Safer
Burglary764.33.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9988 Safer
Drugs1.72.42.52.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.61.71.9 Getting worse
Other Theft8766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.670.600.70 Getting worse
Public Order67911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.900.880.680.60 Safer
Shoplifting64.42.72.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.830.510.53 Safer
Vehicle Crime8864.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25262934 Getting worse
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