Earl Shilton Crime Overview

Earl Shilton is the most dangerous small town in Leicestershire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Earl Shilton in 2020 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Earl Shilton is the 251st most dangerous small town, and the 1,731st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Earl Shilton was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Earl Shilton residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.92 per 1,000 residents. Earl Shilton recorded 4 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst small town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Earl Shilton are violence and sexual offences, with 324 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 3.30 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Earl Shilton's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Earl Shilton Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Earl Shilton This Year

 Earl ShiltonLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13912.7812,75312.036% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.371,1541.09195% safer
Burglary312.854,5134.2649% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson928.468,5018.025% more dangerous
Drugs302.762,6452.4910% more dangerous
Other Crime171.561,8371.7311% safer
Other Theft504.605,9785.6423% safer
Possession of Weapons60.556370.609% safer
Public Order777.089,3608.8325% safer
Robbery10.097200.68656% safer
Shoplifting171.562,8482.6972% safer
Theft From the Person40.375390.5138% safer
Vehicle Crime565.156,0445.7011% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32429.7831,03229.271.7% more dangerous

Earl Shilton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Shepshed80457.1914% safer
Sileby55461.446% safer
Barwell57762.464.4% safer
Syston88662.504.3% safer
Mountsorrel54463.712.3% safer
Earl Shilton70965.18-

Crime Over Time in Earl Shilton

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Earl Shilton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1413813Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.280.460.550.37Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010108Safer
Drugs0.921.11.82.8Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.30.921.6Getting worse
Other Theft665.04.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.370.460.55Getting worse
Public Order3.6557Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.370.640.09Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.920.460.37Safer
Vehicle Crime67105Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21302630Getting worse

Changes In Earl Shilton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Earl Shilton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Earl Shilton65.18-
Barnet67.713.7% more dangerous
Coventry77.4116% more dangerous
Croydon83.2222% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8124% more dangerous
Bristol86.2124% more dangerous
Leicester97.4433% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8737% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2839% more dangerous
Bradford133.0251% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Earl Shilton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Earl Shilton69464First

Crime in Earl Shilton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Earl Shilton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Earl Shilton saw a 350% increase in vehicle crime. Earl Shilton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+83%+122%-30%+36%+263%+120%-+175%-20%+50%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-55%-17%-44%-10%-17%-27%-25%+22%-50%+233%
Other Crime---+100%---25%---
Other Theft+29%+100%-50%-20%-33%-60%-83%--25%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%+20%-+125%+100%-+20%+50%+50%+50%
Vehicle Crime+350%-88%-82%-36%-40%-86%-71%-38%-67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%-15%-50%+25%+16%+43%+42%+43%+88%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Earl Shilton

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021