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Crime and Safety in Earl Shilton

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Earl Shilton is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Earl Shilton in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Earl Shilton is the 269th most dangerous small town, and the 1,652nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Earl Shilton was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Earl Shilton residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Earl Shilton recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for other crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Earl Shilton are violence and sexual offences, with 362 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 324 offences and a difference of 3.50 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Earl Shilton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Earl Shilton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Leicestershire

21% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

12% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Earl Shilton is 21% lower than the East Midlands and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Earl Shilton Crime Rate Over Time

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Earl Shilton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Earl Shilton 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 Earl Shilton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202168742
202065709
201968745
201875814
201762678
201656613

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 Behaviour746.809,4108.87 30% safer
Bicycle Theft30.281,5101.42 407% safer
Burglary211.933,3523.16 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson888.098,9918.48 4.8% safer
Drugs252.302,9022.74 19% safer
Other Crime232.112,0331.92 9% more dangerous
Other Theft625.706,7226.34 11% safer
Possession of Weapons30.287460.70 150% safer
Public Order10910.0211,24410.60 6% safer
Robbery40.376410.60 62% safer
Shoplifting111.012,8092.65 162% safer
Theft From the Person40.375600.53 43% safer
Vehicle Crime272.484,8514.57 84% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36233.2836,17434.11 2.5% safer

Earl Shilton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage75347.8343% safer
Lutterworth58055.8322% safer
Mountsorrel50358.9116% safer
Shepshed87462.1710% safer
Sileby56162.2210% safer
Earl Shilton74268.21-
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.991.1% more dangerous
Barwell67773.287% more dangerous
Syston1,05974.719% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Earl Shilton

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Recent Crimes in Earl Shilton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cedar RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Land Society LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Weaver RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Foster CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bosworth GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Almey'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Vicarage StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Avenue NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avenue SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cedar RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Foster CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Masefield PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oxford StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coniston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Livingstone LaneAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coniston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wilf Bown CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Foster CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Earl Shilton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour138137 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.550.370.28 Safer
Burglary4.65.02.81.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101088 Safer
Drugs1.11.82.82.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.921.62.1 Getting worse
Other Theft65.04.66 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.370.460.550.28 Safer
Public Order55710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.640.090.37 Safer
Shoplifting72.31.61.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.920.460.370.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime71052.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30263033 Getting worse

Changes In Earl Shilton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Earl Shilton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.7% safer
Earl Shilton68.21-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Earl Shilton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Earl Shilton71165First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+83%+122%-30%+36%+263%+120%-+175%-20%+50%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary--20%-63%--17%-25%-50%---75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-55%-17%-44%-10%-17%-27%-25%+22%-50%+233%
Drugs+100%+100%----+300%--+33%
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%
Shoplifting---+200%------
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 among the top 5 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 bicycle theft.

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