Coalville Crime Overview

Coalville is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coalville in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coalville is the 69th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,022nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Coalville was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 27 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Coalville residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Coalville recorded 16 reports of other theft during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst medium-sized town for other theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Coalville are violence and sexual offences, with 1,053 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 899 offences and a difference of 3.76 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Coalville's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 9 crimes.

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Crime in Coalville Compared To Leicestershire

Summary of Crimes in Coalville This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour48211.7712,75312.032.2% safer
Bicycle Theft150.371,1541.09195% safer
Burglary922.254,5134.2689% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3328.118,5018.021.1% more dangerous
Drugs731.782,6452.4940% safer
Other Crime651.591,8371.739% safer
Other Theft2305.625,9785.640.36% safer
Possession of Weapons110.276370.60122% safer
Public Order3458.439,3608.834.7% safer
Robbery60.157200.68353% safer
Shoplifting1734.232,8482.6936% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.245390.51112% safer
Vehicle Crime892.176,0445.70163% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,05325.7231,03229.2714% safer

Coalville Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,16145.2235% safer
Hinckley2,73755.0311% safer
Melton Mowbray1,87869.1712% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coalville

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Coalville Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour14101012Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.270.460.37Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7788Getting worse
Drugs0.810.510.761.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.950.951.31.6Getting worse
Other Theft6576Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.490.290.27Safer
Public Order2.23.868Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.730.370.24Safer
Vehicle Crime63.63.12.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192226Getting worse

Changes In Coalville's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Coalville to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Coalville's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Coalville During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Coalville change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Coalville saw a 700% increase in drugs. Coalville saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+19%-5%+39%+113%+14%-34%+26%-15%+121%-42%
Bicycle Theft-33%----75%-+100%-50%+200%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%-39%+33%+10%+4%+17%+21%+21%-+29%
Other Crime-17%-60%-50%+175%-+100%-50%-+14%+75%
Other Theft+100%+24%-21%-17%-77%-45%+8%-20%-24%-29%
Possession of Weapons+100%+200%--+100%-----
Public Order-8%+81%+225%+67%+65%+14%+56%+22%-4%+79%
Theft From the Person-75%--+50%------
Vehicle Crime-+40%-36%-71%+29%-27%-36%-18%-71%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%-9%+14%+6%+41%+17%+53%+52%+33%+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coalville

What police force serves Coalville?
Coalville's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Coalville?
Coalville is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Leicestershire.
What is Coalville's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Coalville are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Coalville?
Coalville's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021