Barwell Crime Overview

Barwell is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Barwell in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Barwell is the 282nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,893rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Barwell was the worst small town in Leicestershire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Barwell residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.32 per 1,000 residents. Barwell recorded 14 reports of other theft during February 2020, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst small town for other theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Barwell are violence and sexual offences, with 272 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 207 offences and a difference of 7.03 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Barwell's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Barwell Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Barwell This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour929.9612,75312.0321% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,1541.09891% safer
Burglary343.684,5134.2616% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson606.498,5018.0224% safer
Drugs252.712,6452.498% more dangerous
Other Crime101.081,8371.7360% safer
Other Theft687.365,9785.6423% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.116370.60445% safer
Public Order596.399,3608.8338% safer
Robbery10.117200.68518% safer
Shoplifting30.322,8482.69741% safer
Theft From the Person30.325390.5159% safer
Vehicle Crime404.336,0445.7032% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27229.4431,03229.270.58% more dangerous

Barwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birstall59743.2844% safer
Lutterworth49447.5531% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.4211% safer
Shepshed80457.199% safer
Sileby55461.441.7% safer
Syston88662.500.06% more dangerous
Mountsorrel54463.712.0% more dangerous
Earl Shilton70965.184.2% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Barwell

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Barwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1471310Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.430.540.11Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6996Safer
Drugs0.650.871.62.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.871.51.61.1Safer
Other Theft6597Getting worse
Possession of Weapons--0.220.11Safer
Public Order2.564.46Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.32-0.430.11Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.430.220.32Safer
Vehicle Crime88114.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19222229Getting worse

Changes In Barwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Barwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Barwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Barwell During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Barwell change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Barwell saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Barwell saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 91% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+83%+78%+500%-40%-10%-63%+80%-55%-87%-77%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%--75%--63%-45%--50%-33%-
Other Crime------50%-50%---50%
Other Theft+167%-+500%--25%-59%-50%-67%-83%+400%
Public Order-+100%-44%-+14%+133%-38%+200%+150%-40%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-64%-25%-63%-75%-75%-91%-33%-78%-50%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+90%+43%+15%+13%+32%-12%+14%+13%+123%+42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Barwell

What police force serves Barwell?
Barwell's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Barwell?
Barwell is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire.
What is Barwell's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Barwell are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Barwell?
Barwell's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021