Burbage Crime Overview

Burbage is the safest small town in Leicestershire, and is the 82nd safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burbage in 2020 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 132% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burbage is the 123rd safest small town, and the 5,123rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Burbage was the worst small town in Leicestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.95 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Burbage residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Burbage recorded 3 reports of other crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for other crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Burbage are violence and sexual offences, with 185 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 135 offences and a difference of 3.18 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Burbage's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Burbage Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Burbage This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour784.9512,75312.03143% safer
Bicycle Theft20.131,1541.09738% safer
Burglary311.974,5134.26116% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson563.568,5018.02125% safer
Drugs120.762,6452.49228% safer
Other Crime211.331,8371.7330% safer
Other Theft543.435,9785.6464% safer
Possession of Weapons10.066370.60900% safer
Public Order432.739,3608.83223% safer
Robbery10.067200.681033% safer
Shoplifting50.322,8482.69741% safer
Theft From the Person50.325390.5159% safer
Vehicle Crime704.456,0445.7028% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18511.7531,03229.27149% safer

Burbage Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glenfields36033.799% more dangerous
Thurmaston34733.809% more dangerous
Whitwick29133.839% more dangerous
Broughton Astley33536.3315% more dangerous
Braunstone65237.4218% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burbage

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Burbage Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour3. worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.440.190.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.664.33.6Safer
Drugs0.250.510.640.76Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.700.571.3Getting worse
Other Theft2. worse
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order0.891.82.22.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime6664.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences712912Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Burbage to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7154% more dangerous
Coventry77.4160% more dangerous
Croydon83.2263% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8164% more dangerous
Bristol86.2164% more dangerous
Leicester97.4468% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8770% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2871% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Burbage's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Burbage Sketchley & Stretton44345Second
Burbage St Catherines31954First

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 April, when Burbage saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Burbage saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+900%+1,100%+20%+100%+150%+75%-29%-17%-+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+75%-67%-57%-60%-29%-+650%+50%-57%-83%
Other Crime-+200%--+200%--+100%--
Other Theft-71%-40%+50%--+300%-58%+75%-+125%
Public Order+50%--33%+150%+400%-40%+250%-75%-50%-50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-33%-78%-+400%-43%-86%-17%+160%--71%
Violence and Sexual Offences+175%+18%+16%+55%+33%+42%+43%+25%+50%+50%

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 the safest small town 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021