Broughton Astley Crime Overview

Broughton Astley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 110th safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton Astley in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 97% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton Astley is the 190th safest small town, and the 5,113rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Broughton Astley was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.54 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Broughton Astley residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Broughton Astley recorded 1 report of theft from the person during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Broughton Astley are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 143 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Broughton Astley's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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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 Behaviour475.1012,75312.03136% safer
Bicycle Theft20.221,1541.09395% safer
Burglary242.604,5134.2664% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson363.908,5018.02106% safer
Drugs141.522,6452.4964% safer
Other Crime70.761,8371.73128% safer
Other Theft242.605,9785.64117% safer
Possession of Weapons10.116370.60445% safer
Public Order323.479,3608.83154% safer
Robbery30.337200.68106% safer
Shoplifting50.542,8482.69398% safer
Theft From the Person40.435390.5119% safer
Vehicle Crime303.256,0445.7075% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15316.5931,03229.2776% safer

Broughton Astley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage48630.8718% safer
Glenfields36033.798% safer
Thurmaston34733.807% safer
Whitwick29133.837% safer
Broughton Astley33536.33-
Braunstone65237.422.9% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East29238.856% more dangerous
Narborough34840.119% more dangerous
Birstall59743.2816% more dangerous
Lutterworth49447.5524% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton Astley

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Recent Crimes in Broughton Astley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Fallow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chestnut CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chestnut CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Murray CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Park View CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Park View CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Bell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Devitt WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Devitt WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Devitt WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Church CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byre CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grantham AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grantham AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Orchard RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Uppingham DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lichfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021BurglaryOn or near Baldwin RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Baldwin RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Broughton Astley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour854.85Safer
Bicycle Theft-0.220.110.22Getting worse
Burglary3.02.74.42.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.04.053.9Safer
Drugs0.220.220.331.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.980.760.980.76Safer
Other Theft2.62.21.62.6Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.22-0.540.11Safer
Public Order1.32.32.03.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.110.33Getting worse
Shoplifting1.62.42.30.54Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.110.110.43Getting worse
Vehicle Crime74.463.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12131617Getting worse

Changes In Broughton Astley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton Astley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Broughton Astley36.33-
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton Astley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broughton Astley33536First

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 5 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021