Braunstone Crime Overview

Braunstone is among the top 10 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 114th safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Braunstone in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 91% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Braunstone is the 206th safest small town, and the 4,901st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Braunstone was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Braunstone 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. Braunstone recorded 21 reports of vehicle crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Braunstone are violence and sexual offences, with 252 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 217 offences and a difference of 2.01 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Braunstone's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Braunstone Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Braunstone This Year

 BraunstoneLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour693.9612,75312.03204% safer
Bicycle Theft100.571,1541.0991% safer
Burglary512.934,5134.2645% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson854.888,5018.0264% safer
Drugs130.752,6452.49232% safer
Other Crime130.751,8371.73131% safer
Other Theft372.125,9785.64166% safer
Possession of Weapons70.406370.6050% safer
Public Order533.049,3608.83190% safer
Robbery30.177200.68300% safer
Shoplifting140.802,8482.69236% safer
Theft From the Person60.345390.5150% safer
Vehicle Crime1086.206,0445.708% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25214.4631,03229.27102% safer

Braunstone Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage48630.8721% safer
Glenfields36033.7911% safer
Thurmaston34733.8011% safer
Whitwick29133.8311% safer
Broughton Astley33536.333.0% safer
Braunstone65237.42-
Leicester Forest East29238.853.7% more dangerous
Narborough34840.117% more dangerous
Birstall59743.2814% more dangerous
Lutterworth49447.5521% more dangerous
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.4234% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Braunstone

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Braunstone Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.13.84.04.0Safer
Bicycle Theft0.400.570.170.57Getting worse
Burglary4.262.92.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.83.64.54.9Getting worse
Drugs0.690.231.10.75Getting worse
Other Crime0.340.920.860.75Getting worse
Other Theft3.32.42.92.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.110.060.40Getting worse
Public Order0.751.72.83.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.110.230.17Getting worse
Shoplifting1.30.520.570.80Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.400.170.34Getting worse
Vehicle Crime9896Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences891214Getting worse

Changes In Braunstone's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Braunstone to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Braunstone37.42-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Braunstone's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Braunstone Town63964Second
Thorpe Astley50067First

Crime in Braunstone During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Braunstone change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Braunstone saw a 267% increase in public order. Braunstone saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+114%+50%-14%-33%+60%-33%-83%-+20%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+67%+200%-----40%+220%+60%+75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+167%+40%-20%-14%-20%-30%+57%-13%+50%-50%
Drugs--+100%---67%-50%---
Other Crime--50%-67%---33%----
Other Theft+67%-20%--25%-33%+67%-83%+100%-40%-60%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-75%-50%-33%+233%-50%+267%+133%+25%-67%-40%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---------+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-65%-58%-77%-53%--64%+40%+40%+5%-58%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%+58%+33%+31%+5%+155%-20%+53%-11%-45%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Braunstone

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021