Glenfields Crime Overview

Glenfields is the second safest small town in Leicestershire, and is the 99th safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Glenfields in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 112% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Glenfields is the 160th safest small town, and the 5,645th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Glenfields was the worst small town in Leicestershire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Glenfields residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.84 per 1,000 residents. Glenfields recorded 22 reports of vehicle crime during March 2019, making its crime rate of 2.1 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Glenfields are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 126 offences and a difference of 2.53 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Glenfields's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Glenfields This Year

 GlenfieldsLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour444.1312,75312.03191% safer
Burglary373.474,5134.2623% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson333.108,5018.02159% safer
Drugs40.382,6452.49555% safer
Other Crime70.661,8371.73162% safer
Other Theft474.415,9785.6428% safer
Possession of Weapons10.096370.60567% safer
Public Order434.049,3608.83119% safer
Robbery20.197200.68258% safer
Shoplifting30.282,8482.69861% safer
Theft From the Person10.095390.51467% safer
Vehicle Crime292.726,0445.70110% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15314.3631,03229.27104% safer

Crime in Glenfields Compared To Leicestershire

Glenfields Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage48630.879% safer
Glenfields36033.79-
Thurmaston34733.800.03% more dangerous
Whitwick29133.830.12% more dangerous
Broughton Astley33536.337% more dangerous
Braunstone65237.4210% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East29238.8513% more dangerous

Glenfields Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour763.84.1Safer
Burglary63.54.53.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.33.73.1Safer
Drugs0.380.380.840.38Safer
Other Crime0.560.660.660.66Getting worse
Other Theft73.83.44.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.090.190.09Safer
Public Order2.02.52.44.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.19-0.090.19Getting worse
Shoplifting1.21.00.560.28Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.280.190.09Safer
Vehicle Crime8692.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9101214Getting worse

Changes In Glenfields's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Glenfields to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Glenfields33.79-
Barnet67.7150% more dangerous
Coventry77.4156% more dangerous
Croydon83.2259% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4465% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Glenfields's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Glenfield56253First

Crime in Glenfields During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Glenfields change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Glenfields saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Glenfields saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 86% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+900%+400%-60%-50%+17%-67%-71%+200%-
Burglary-67%-+500%-78%-25%-+75%-+200%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%--67%-67%+300%-75%+67%-50%-
Drugs------+100%--50%-
Other Crime-+100%-----+100%--
Other Theft+300%-50%-57%---33%+300%+167%+25%+100%
Public Order+200%--+150%-+100%-33%-+200%+300%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-82%-50%+150%-71%-75%-75%-86%-40%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+138%+38%-29%+113%+333%-43%-21%-20%+67%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Glenfields

What police force serves Glenfields?
Glenfields's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Glenfields?
Glenfields is the second safest small town in Leicestershire.
What is Glenfields's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Glenfields are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Glenfields?
Glenfields's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021