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Crime and Safety in Coalville, Leicestershire

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Coalville is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Coalville in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coalville is the 76th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,772nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Coalville was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for criminal damage and arson, with 31 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Coalville residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Coalville recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst medium-sized town for bicycle theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Coalville are violence and sexual offences, with 1,239 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 1,042 offences and a difference of 4.82 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Coalville's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 29% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Coalville 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Leicestershire

25% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

16% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coalville is 25% lower than the East Midlands and 16% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Coalville Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Coalville 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 Coalville

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021662,702
2020602,455
2019582,374
2018512,101
2017532,157
2016391,605

Crime in Coalville Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Coalville This Year

 CoalvilleLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3468.459,4108.87 5.0% safer
Bicycle Theft220.541,5101.42 163% safer
Burglary1072.613,3523.16 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3298.048,9918.48 5% safer
Drugs832.032,9022.74 35% safer
Other Crime761.862,0331.92 3.2% safer
Other Theft2736.676,7226.34 4.9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons250.617460.70 15% safer
Public Order3568.7011,24410.60 22% safer
Robbery70.176410.60 253% safer
Shoplifting811.982,8092.65 34% safer
Theft From the Person170.425600.53 26% safer
Vehicle Crime872.134,8514.57 115% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,23930.2736,17434.11 13% safer

Coalville Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,26749.3534% safer
Hinckley2,55751.4128% safer
Coalville2,70266.01-
Melton Mowbray1,98473.0810% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coalville

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Recent Crimes in Coalville

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tayleur CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Moreton CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beacon CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stamford DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bardon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Speedwell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whetstone DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Christopher'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenhill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Midlands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Belgrave CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vaughan StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Scotlands DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Loughborough RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rumsey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Buckingham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near William Bees RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Fulton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Coalville Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1110128 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.240.440.370.54 Getting worse
Burglary3.63.92.12.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7888 Getting worse
Drugs0.540.831.82.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.41.51.9 Getting worse
Other Theft5667 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.540.320.200.61 Getting worse
Public Order3.8689 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.220.120.17 Safer
Shoplifting554.32.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.370.290.42 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.52.22.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19222530 Getting worse

Changes In Coalville's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Coalville to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coalville66.01-
Barnet67.081.6% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0527% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Coventry102.2435% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0646% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6449% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Coalville's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Coalville1,146140First

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 June, when Coalville saw a 600% increase in drugs. Coalville saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%-+48%+157%+25%-40%+56%-21%+113%-52%
Bicycle Theft-----75%---50%-+100%
Burglary-+29%-63%-92%-47%-73%-18%-63%--64%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-49%+25%+11%-10%+18%+13%+21%+3%+9%
Drugs+450%+100%+400%+600%+50%-+600%-40%+40%+350%
Other Crime-17%-50%-50%+83%-17%+100%-25%-20%-20%+75%
Other Theft+170%+11%-23%+18%-75%-34%+16%-6%-26%-29%
Possession of Weapons-+100%--+100%-----
Public Order-20%+80%+169%+42%+57%+17%+45%+9%-7%+82%
Robbery-----50%-----
Shoplifting-65%-26%-42%+44%+86%-75%-31%+13%--31%
Theft From the Person-75%--+100%------
Vehicle Crime-20%+167%-63%-74%+14%-33%-18%-40%-73%+9%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%+5%+5%+6%+37%+13%+42%+54%+24%+9%

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).

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