Crime in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is among the top 10 safest counties in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Leicestershire in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 13 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Leicestershire's larger towns and cities, Oadby and Wigston is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Melton, and Charnwood comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Leicestershire, starting with Harborough which ranks as the safest area in Leicestershire, followed up by North West Leicestershire in second place, and Hinckley and Bosworth in third place.

Crime Map of Leicestershire

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Leicestershire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour6,9156.35
Bicycle Theft4700.43
Burglary2,4662.26
Criminal Damage and Arson4,4274.06
Drugs1,1041.01
Other Crime9790.90
Other Theft3,2632.99
Possession of Weapons2340.21
Public Order4,2973.94
Robbery1880.17
Shoplifting1,6201.49
Theft From the Person2190.20
Vehicle Crime3,3703.09
Violence and Sexual Offences14,68313.48

Leicestershire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Leicestershire
Ashby-de-la-Zouch8465335% more dangerous
Barwell5325841% more dangerous
Birstall5423913% more dangerous
Braunstone1,0546043% more dangerous
Broughton Astley312341.2% safer
Burbage6994423% more dangerous
Charnwood5,3672919% safer
Earl Shilton6516043% more dangerous
Glenfields5174929% more dangerous
Harborough1,10212191% safer
Hinckley and Bosworth2,3762163% safer
Leicester Forest East4676245% more dangerous
Lutterworth4524421% more dangerous
Melton1,840364.7% more dangerous
Mountsorrel5116043% more dangerous
Narborough3293810% more dangerous
North West Leicestershire2,0262075% safer
Oadby and Wigston2,7064728% more dangerous
Shepshed7675537% more dangerous
Sileby5035639% more dangerous
Syston8105740% more dangerous
Thurmaston5965841% more dangerous
Whitwick4325032% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Leicestershire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8656Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.740.580.43Safer
Burglary4.94.13.82.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.64.74.64.1Safer
Drugs0.450.651.11.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.850.840.90Getting worse
Other Theft5.04.54.23.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.270.250.21Safer
Public Order1.52.73.23.9Getting worse
Robbery0.220.220.220.17Safer
Shoplifting3.13.22.41.5Safer
Theft From the Person0.190.430.290.20Safer
Vehicle Crime54.853.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10121313Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021