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Crime and Safety in Broughton Astley

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Broughton Astley is among the top 10 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 88th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton Astley in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 72% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton Astley is the 269th safest small town, and the 3,884th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Broughton Astley was the worst small town in Leicestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Broughton Astley residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Broughton Astley recorded 4 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.43 the worst small town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Broughton Astley are violence and sexual offences, with 213 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 6.51 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Broughton Astley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Broughton Astley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Leicestershire

83% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

69% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Broughton Astley is 83% lower than the East Midlands and 69% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Broughton Astley Crime Rate Over Time

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Broughton Astley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Broughton Astley 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 Broughton Astley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145417
202036335
201939357
201833300
201733304
201621194

Crime in Broughton Astley Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Broughton Astley This Year

 Broughton AstleyLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour566.079,4108.87 46% safer
Burglary111.193,3523.16 166% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson515.538,9918.48 53% safer
Drugs60.652,9022.74 322% safer
Other Crime121.302,0331.92 48% safer
Other Theft313.366,7226.34 89% safer
Possession of Weapons20.227460.70 218% safer
Public Order566.0711,24410.60 75% safer
Robbery10.116410.60 445% safer
Shoplifting121.302,8092.65 104% safer
Theft From the Person20.225600.53 141% safer
Vehicle Crime202.174,8514.57 111% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21323.1036,17434.11 48% safer

Broughton Astley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glenfields474.41926% safer
Leicester Forest East9712.91250% safer
Narborough31135.8526% safer
Birstall56641.0410% safer
Whitwick36442.327% safer
Broughton Astley41745.23-
Burbage75347.835% more dangerous
Lutterworth58055.8319% more dangerous
Mountsorrel50358.9123% more dangerous
Shepshed87462.1727% more dangerous
Sileby56162.2227% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton Astley

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Recent Crimes in Broughton Astley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Willowbrook CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stanier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Estley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Willsmer CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Old Rectory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Darwin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Marys CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Harris CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stanier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Darwin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manor Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stanier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor Farm CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Stanier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor Farm CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Stanier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Manor Farm CloseFurther action is not in the public interest

Broughton Astley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour54.856 Safer
Burglary2.74.42.61.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.053.96 Getting worse
Drugs0.220.331.50.65 Getting worse
Other Crime0.760.980.761.3 Getting worse
Other Theft2.21.62.63.4 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.540.110.22 Safer
Public Order2.32.03.56 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.330.11No change
Shoplifting2.42.30.541.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.110.430.22 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.463.22.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161723 Getting worse

Changes In Broughton Astley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton Astley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broughton Astley45.23-
Barnet67.0833% more dangerous
Croydon82.4845% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0550% more dangerous
Bristol90.5250% more dangerous
Coventry102.2456% more dangerous
Leicester111.5959% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0663% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6465% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton Astley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broughton Astley41745First

Crime in Broughton Astley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broughton Astley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Broughton Astley saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Broughton Astley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+300%-29%+50%+100%-20%-+33%-60%-75%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-+150%-75%-83%-60%-89%+200%--83%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%+200%+33%--75%---60%-60%
Drugs--+100%-------
Other Crime-----67%-----
Other Theft--67%---+200%+200%+100%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order----33%+33%-+150%---
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----------50%
Vehicle Crime--50%+100%-60%+100%--91%-67%-75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--50%+8%+43%+29%-17%+220%+36%+8%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broughton Astley

What police force serves Broughton Astley?
Broughton Astley's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.

How dangerous is Broughton Astley?
Broughton Astley is among the top 10 safest small town in Leicestershire.

What is Broughton Astley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Broughton Astley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Broughton Astley?
Broughton Astley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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