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Crime and Safety in Barwell

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Barwell is the second most dangerous small town in Leicestershire, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Barwell in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Barwell is the 224th most dangerous small town, and the 1,390th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Barwell was the worst small town in Leicestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Barwell residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Barwell recorded 16 reports of public order during July 2021, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst small town for public order in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Barwell are violence and sexual offences, with 364 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 272 offences and a difference of 9.96 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Barwell's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Barwell 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Leicestershire

13% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

4.3% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Barwell is 13% lower than the East Midlands and 4.3% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Barwell Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Barwell 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 Barwell

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202173677
202062577
201967615
201859545
201752482
201645419

Crime in Barwell Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Barwell This Year

 BarwellLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour727.799,4108.87 14% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111,5101.42 1191% safer
Burglary111.193,3523.16 166% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson849.098,9918.48 7% more dangerous
Drugs121.302,9022.74 111% safer
Other Crime262.812,0331.92 32% more dangerous
Other Theft454.876,7226.34 30% safer
Possession of Weapons10.117460.70 536% safer
Public Order10311.1511,24410.60 4.9% more dangerous
Robbery30.326410.60 88% safer
Theft From the Person20.225600.53 141% safer
Vehicle Crime252.714,8514.57 69% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36439.4036,17434.11 13% more dangerous

Barwell Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mountsorrel50358.9124% safer
Shepshed87462.1718% safer
Sileby56162.2218% safer
Earl Shilton74268.217% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.996% safer
Barwell67773.28-
Syston1,05974.711.9% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Barwell

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Recent Crimes in Barwell

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Angus RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near George Geary CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barwell LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Moore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stanley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Apple Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harvey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maryland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Byron StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maryland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Goose LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Stafford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brockey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kerry CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Elwell AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kerry CloseFormal action is not in the public interest

Barwell Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour713108 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.430.540.110.11 Safer
Burglary4.663.71.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9969 Getting worse
Drugs0.871.62.71.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.61.12.8 Getting worse
Other Theft5974.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.220.110.11 Safer
Public Order64.4611 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.430.110.32 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.220.320.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime8114.32.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22222939 Getting worse

Changes In Barwell's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Barwell to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.089% safer
Barwell73.28-
Croydon82.4811% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0519% more dangerous
Bristol90.5219% more dangerous
Coventry102.2428% more dangerous
Leicester111.5934% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0640% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Barwell's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barwell70877First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+83%+78%+500%-40%-10%-63%+80%-55%-87%-77%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+100%-50%---78%-50%-80%--71%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%--75%--63%-45%--50%-33%-
Drugs---+100%+100%+400%-+200%-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%
Shoplifting----------
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 the second most dangerous small town 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.

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