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 October 2020, Braunstone was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Braunstone residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Braunstone recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for possession of weapons 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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Recent Crimes in Braunstone

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Public orderOn or near Fosse Park AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near The GladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near The GladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Impey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gavin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Valley DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodland DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Wilson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Bromwich CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Radford DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Staplehurst AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Shakespeare CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shakespeare CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

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 September, when Braunstone saw a 450% increase in criminal damage and arson. Braunstone saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 92% compared to July in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Braunstone's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+43%+111%-40%+33%+25%+75%-50%-83%--
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+25%-50%---80%-40%-+60%+50%+20%
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-17%-14%-43%+67%+22%+450%+100%+75%-57%
Drugs--+200%---67%+200%+100%+100%-
Other Crime--75%+100%---67%+200%---
Other Theft+67%--67%--33%+33%-20%+100%-50%-40%
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order-+25%+50%+80%+20%+150%+350%+150%-80%-25%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--+100%----+100%+200%+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-76%-58%-85%-56%-92%-63%-25%+30%-6%-54%
Violence and Sexual Offences-43%+29%+150%+89%+21%+117%+23%+76%-24%-27%

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: 31 Dec 2021