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Crime and Safety in Burbage, Leicestershire

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Burbage is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burbage in 2021 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burbage is the 308th safest small town, and the 3,549th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Burbage was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Burbage residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.76 per 1,000 residents. Burbage recorded 10 reports of other theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.64 the worst small town for other theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Burbage are violence and sexual offences, with 337 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 310 offences and a difference of 1.71 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Burbage's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Burbage 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Leicestershire

73% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

60% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Burbage is 73% lower than the East Midlands and 60% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Burbage Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Burbage 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 Burbage

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202148753
202049768
201951807
201854855
201742654
201635546

Crime in Burbage Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Burbage This Year

 BurbageLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour684.329,4108.87 105% safer
Bicycle Theft40.251,5101.42 468% safer
Burglary382.413,3523.16 31% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson784.958,9918.48 71% safer
Drugs161.022,9022.74 169% safer
Other Crime130.832,0331.92 131% safer
Other Theft885.596,7226.34 13% safer
Possession of Weapons20.137460.70 438% safer
Public Order845.3411,24410.60 99% safer
Robbery20.136410.60 362% safer
Shoplifting40.252,8092.65 960% safer
Theft From the Person40.255600.53 112% safer
Vehicle Crime835.274,8514.57 13% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33721.4036,17434.11 59% safer

Burbage Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Leicester Forest East9712.91270% safer
Narborough31135.8533% safer
Birstall56641.0417% safer
Whitwick36442.3213% safer
Broughton Astley41745.236% safer
Burbage75347.83-
Lutterworth58055.8314% more dangerous
Mountsorrel50358.9119% more dangerous
Shepshed87462.1723% more dangerous
Sileby56162.2223% more dangerous
Earl Shilton74268.2130% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burbage

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Recent Crimes in Burbage

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near CrosswaysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hinckley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Squires GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coral CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Watling StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WoodbankUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watling StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garden CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Crossland RowLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sketchley Old VillageUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sketchley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dudley RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Burbage Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour6574.3 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.640.320.380.25 Safer
Burglary1193.42.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7855.0 Safer
Drugs0.700.951.11.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.761.60.83 Safer
Other Theft4.9556 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.380.130.130.13 Safer
Public Order2.73.43.95 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.250.130.13 Safer
Shoplifting0.830.130.510.25 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.130.380.25 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7975 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17152021 Getting worse

Changes In Burbage's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Burbage's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Burbage that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Britannia Recreation Ground3---321.6

Comparing Burbage to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage47.83-
Barnet67.0829% more dangerous
Croydon82.4842% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0547% more dangerous
Bristol90.5247% more dangerous
Coventry102.2453% more dangerous
Leicester111.5957% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% more dangerous

Crime in Burbage's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burbage Sketchley & Stretton42043Second
Burbage St Catherines33257First

Crime in Burbage During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burbage change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Burbage saw a 450% increase in public order. Burbage saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 94% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+400%+260%+13%-+27%+83%-45%-14%+100%-20%
Burglary-63%-88%-29%-94%-+50%-73%-42%-64%-88%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-70%-58%-58%-11%+20%+400%+45%-45%-50%
Drugs--50%---50%--50%-75%--
Other Crime-+300%--+300%+200%-33%+100%+200%-
Other Theft-63%--25%-75%+10%+250%-50%+13%-+40%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%-67%-+75%+450%-+120%-71%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-30%-62%-71%+100%--67%-13%+80%-8%-64%
Violence and Sexual Offences+123%+12%+44%+75%+24%+16%+28%-12%+67%+63%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burbage

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

How dangerous is Burbage?
Burbage is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Burbage?
Burbage's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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