Ashby-de-la-Zouch Crime Overview

Ashby-de-la-Zouch is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ashby-de-la-Zouch is the 368th most dangerous small town, and the 2,390th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Ashby-de-la-Zouch was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Ashby-de-la-Zouch residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Ashby-de-la-Zouch recorded 7 reports of drugs during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.44 the worst small town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch are violence and sexual offences, with 376 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 335 offences and a difference of 2.57 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Ashby-de-la-Zouch's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Ashby-de-la-Zouch Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch This Year

 Ashby-de-la-ZouchLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16710.4512,75312.0315% safer
Bicycle Theft30.191,1541.09474% safer
Burglary633.944,5134.268% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson976.078,5018.0232% safer
Drugs432.692,6452.497% more dangerous
Other Crime140.881,8371.7397% safer
Other Theft845.255,9785.647% safer
Possession of Weapons40.256370.60140% safer
Public Order1147.139,3608.8324% safer
Robbery20.137200.68423% safer
Shoplifting342.132,8482.6926% safer
Theft From the Person30.195390.51168% safer
Vehicle Crime654.076,0445.7040% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37623.5231,03229.2724% safer

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunstone65237.4251% safer
Leicester Forest East29238.8545% safer
Narborough34840.1141% safer
Birstall59743.2830% safer
Lutterworth49447.5519% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.42-
Shepshed80457.191.3% more dangerous
Sileby55461.448% more dangerous
Barwell57762.4610% more dangerous
Syston88662.5010% more dangerous
Mountsorrel54463.7111% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Recent Crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Theft from the personOn or near Oundle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NorthfieldsAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Other theftOn or near Smisby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Main StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Allison CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near LountsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near LountsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other crimeOn or near Upper Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Abbey DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Range RoadLocal resolution
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Range RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Range RoadLocal resolution
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Range RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baker AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Abbey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1510810Safer
Bicycle Theft0.750.44-0.19Safer
Burglary6853.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6766Safer
Drugs0.751.11.52.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.691.31.80.88Safer
Other Theft7685Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.500.250.25Safer
Public Order2.14.34.17Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.250.190.13Safer
Shoplifting53.93.62.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.251.10.810.19Safer
Vehicle Crime74.064.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212124Getting worse

Changes In Ashby-de-la-Zouch's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ashby-de-la-Zouch to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ashby-de-la-Zouch56.42-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Ashby-de-la-Zouch's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashby de la Zouch North52765First
Ashby de la Zouch South33750Second

Crime in Ashby-de-la-Zouch During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ashby-de-la-Zouch change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Ashby-de-la-Zouch saw a 1,200% increase in public order. Ashby-de-la-Zouch saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Ashby-de-la-Zouch's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+1,000%-7%+120%+7%-7%+38%-22%-56%-50%
Burglary-20%-50%-43%-67%+17%-63%-40%+75%--67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+75%-67%-11%+150%-83%+38%-45%-20%+100%+67%
Drugs-80%+100%+200%+100%+900%+200%+600%-50%-67%-50%
Other Crime-50%----+100%--25%-50%-
Other Theft-18%-82%-33%-50%-27%+50%-38%-53%-43%-69%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+225%+1,200%-+60%+333%+300%+100%-33%-
Shoplifting--33%-75%-88%-50%-43%+200%-40%-50%-75%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-70%-54%-63%+20%+50%+100%-36%-77%-81%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%-39%-22%+32%+13%+23%+35%+89%-14%+38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

What police force serves Ashby-de-la-Zouch?
Ashby-de-la-Zouch's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Ashby-de-la-Zouch?
Ashby-de-la-Zouch is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire.
What is Ashby-de-la-Zouch's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ashby-de-la-Zouch?
Ashby-de-la-Zouch's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021