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Crime and Safety in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch is the third most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ashby-de-la-Zouch is the 261st most dangerous small town, and the 1,596th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Ashby-de-la-Zouch was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2021 was also a bad month for Ashby-de-la-Zouch residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Ashby-de-la-Zouch recorded 16 reports of criminal damage and arson during April 2021, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch are violence and sexual offences, with 521 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 27% higher than 2020's figure of 379 offences and a difference of 8.88 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Ashby-de-la-Zouch's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Leicestershire

20% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ashby-de-la-Zouch is 20% lower than the East Midlands and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Crime Rate Over Time

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ashby-de-la-Zouch represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ashby-de-la-Zouch

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021691,103
202057909
201959948
201859946
201754859
201643683

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 Behaviour784.889,4108.87 82% safer
Bicycle Theft20.131,5101.42 992% safer
Burglary483.003,3523.16 5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1076.698,9918.48 27% safer
Drugs322.002,9022.74 37% safer
Other Crime301.882,0331.92 2.1% safer
Other Theft1106.886,7226.34 8% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.387460.70 84% safer
Public Order1378.5711,24410.60 24% safer
Robbery40.256410.60 140% safer
Shoplifting563.502,8092.65 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.385600.53 39% safer
Vehicle Crime442.754,8514.57 66% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences52132.5936,17434.11 4.7% safer

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

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lutterworth58055.8324% safer
Mountsorrel50358.9117% safer
Shepshed87462.1711% safer
Sileby56162.2211% safer
Earl Shilton74268.211.1% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.99-
Barwell67773.286% more dangerous
Syston1,05974.718% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Recent Crimes in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Derby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Measham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heath LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bath StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near North CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HighgateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Smisby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Main StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ivanhoe DriveLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Vicarage CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near LountsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bath StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour109114.9 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.44-0.190.13 Safer
Burglary853.93.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7767 Getting worse
Drugs1.11.52.72.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.80.941.9 Getting worse
Other Theft6857 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.500.250.250.38 Getting worse
Public Order4.44.179 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.190.130.25 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.93.62.13.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.810.190.38 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.064.12.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21212433 Getting 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
Barnet67.082.8% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch68.99-
Croydon82.4816% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0523% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

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

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ashby de la Zouch North60574First
Ashby de la Zouch South43966Second

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+92%+633%-7%+120%-6%-7%+44%-36%-59%-56%
Burglary-20%-50%-43%-67%+17%-70%-40%+40%--67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+75%-67%-11%+150%-83%+38%-50%-10%+100%+25%
Drugs-80%+100%+200%+100%+900%+200%+600%-50%-67%-50%
Other Crime-50%----+100%---50%-
Other Theft-18%-82%-33%-50%-27%+50%-38%-53%-43%-69%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+25%+225%+1,200%-+60%+333%+333%+100%-33%-
Shoplifting--33%-75%-88%-50%-43%+200%-40%-50%-75%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-70%-54%-67%+20%+50%+100%-36%-77%-81%
Violence and Sexual Offences+22%-39%-22%+32%+9%+26%+35%+76%-17%+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 the third most dangerous small town 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 bicycle theft.

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