Crime in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is the 23rd most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Leicestershire in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 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 Melton Mowbray 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 Coalville in third place.

Crime Map of Leicestershire

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Leicestershire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour12,75312.03
Bicycle Theft1,1541.09
Burglary4,5134.26
Criminal Damage and Arson8,5018.02
Drugs2,6452.49
Other Crime1,8371.73
Other Theft5,9785.64
Possession of Weapons6370.60
Public Order9,3608.83
Robbery7200.68
Shoplifting2,8482.69
Theft From the Person5390.51
Vehicle Crime6,0445.70
Violence and Sexual Offences31,03229.27

Leicestershire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Leicestershire
Ashby-de-la-Zouch9025627% safer
Barwell5776214% safer
Birstall5974365% safer
Braunstone6523791% safer
Broughton Astley3353697% safer
Burbage48631132% safer
Coalville2,4946117% safer
Earl Shilton7096510% safer
Glenfields36034112% safer
Hinckley2,7375530% safer
Leicester40,4899727% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East2923984% safer
Loughborough5,7018415% more dangerous
Lutterworth4944850% safer
Market Harborough1,1614558% safer
Melton Mowbray1,878693.4% safer
Mountsorrel5446412% safer
Narborough3484078% safer
Shepshed8045725% safer
Sileby5546116% safer
Syston8866214% safer
Thurmaston34734112% safer
Whitwick29134111% safer

Crime Trends in Leicestershire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16131112Safer
Bicycle Theft1.71.91.41.1Safer
Burglary8764.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8998Safer
Drugs1.31.72.42.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.61.61.7Getting worse
Other Theft9876Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.750.670.60Safer
Public Order3.6679Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.900.880.68Safer
Shoplifting664.42.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.621.10.830.51Safer
Vehicle Crime9886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19242629Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021