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Crime and Safety in Hinckley, Leicestershire

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Hinckley is the second safest medium-sized towns in Leicestershire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hinckley in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hinckley is the 31st safest medium-sized town, and the 3,095th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Hinckley was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Hinckley residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Hinckley recorded 33 reports of criminal damage and arson during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.66 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Hinckley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,063 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 1,006 offences and a difference of 1.15 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Hinckley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 44% from 2020's figure of 23 crimes.

Hinckley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Leicestershire

61% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

49% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hinckley is 61% lower than the East Midlands and 49% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hinckley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hinckley 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 Hinckley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021512,557
2020492,455
2019532,652
2018532,648
2017472,331
2016391,949

Crime in Hinckley Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Hinckley This Year

 HinckleyLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2354.729,4108.87 88% safer
Bicycle Theft490.991,5101.42 43% safer
Burglary781.573,3523.16 101% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2785.598,9918.48 52% safer
Drugs1182.372,9022.74 16% safer
Other Crime641.292,0331.92 49% safer
Other Theft2114.246,7226.34 50% safer
Possession of Weapons170.347460.70 106% safer
Public Order3386.8011,24410.60 56% safer
Robbery190.386410.60 58% safer
Shoplifting1863.742,8092.65 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person160.325600.53 66% safer
Vehicle Crime1202.414,8514.57 90% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,06321.3736,17434.11 60% safer

Hinckley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,26749.354.2% safer
Hinckley2,55751.41-
Coalville2,70266.0122% more dangerous
Melton Mowbray1,98473.0830% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hinckley

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Recent Crimes in Hinckley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near New BuildingsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Fleming RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Preston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Springfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bowling Green RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The BoroughInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near CloverfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Butt Lane CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramcote CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Battledown CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Knapton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Middlefield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Soar WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hinckley Bus StationOffender given a caution
April 2022DrugsOn or near Fleming RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hinckley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8674.7 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.80.740.500.99 Safer
Burglary3.84.52.31.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Safer
Drugs0.991.42.62.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.00.991.3 Getting worse
Other Theft64.63.64.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.220.440.320.34 Safer
Public Order4.14.167 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.240.160.38 Getting worse
Shoplifting552.83.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.900.560.460.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime574.22.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17182021 Getting worse

Changes In Hinckley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hinckley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hinckley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Granville Road Park-1---12.4

Comparing Hinckley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hinckley51.41-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Hinckley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hinckley Central1,140126First
Hinckley Clarendon Park51985Second
Hinckley East26541Fourth
Hinckley West56356Third

Hinckley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHinckley East (30)Hinckley Clarendon Park (60)
Bicycle TheftHinckley West (7)Hinckley Clarendon Park (16)
BurglaryHinckley East (7)Hinckley Central (33)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHinckley East (26)Hinckley Central (125)
DrugsHinckley West (13)Hinckley Central (62)
Other CrimeHinckley East (7)Hinckley Clarendon Park (19)
Other TheftHinckley East (22)Hinckley Central (84)
Possession of WeaponsHinckley Clarendon Park (2)Hinckley Central (8)
Public OrderHinckley West (70)Hinckley Central (152)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hinckley West (2)Hinckley Clarendon Park (7)
ShopliftingHinckley West (13)Hinckley Central (117)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Hinckley East (1)Hinckley Central (8)
Vehicle CrimeHinckley East (16)Hinckley Central (42)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHinckley East (88)Hinckley Central (459)

Crime in Hinckley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hinckley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Hinckley saw a 1,100% increase in drugs. Hinckley saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019. Rates of shoplifting and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Hinckley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+29%+20%+19%+67%+58%-33%-41%+92%-35%
Bicycle Theft-75%--60%+33%-+100%+250%-50%--
Burglary-38%-33%-26%-85%-58%-55%-17%-9%-73%-60%
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%-59%+46%+20%+17%-38%+69%-28%+320%-13%
Drugs+900%+1,100%+167%+275%+40%+80%+220%+200%--56%
Other Crime--20%+120%-50%-33%+40%+33%-57%+200%-
Other Theft-41%+30%-43%--30%-57%-+12%-52%-72%
Possession of Weapons----80%-50%+50%-33%--67%-
Public Order+140%-20%+73%+37%+220%+22%-+115%-42%+5%
Robbery--75%--50%------
Shoplifting-62%-86%-86%-21%-61%-18%-57%-32%-43%+78%
Theft From the Person+67%-80%--50%--+100%+300%+100%+100%
Vehicle Crime-24%-64%-45%-24%-73%-72%-41%--41%-72%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%+5%+52%-9%+61%+6%+78%+2%-23%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hinckley

What police force serves Hinckley?
Hinckley's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.

How dangerous is Hinckley?
Hinckley is the second safest medium-sized town in Leicestershire.

What is Hinckley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hinckley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Hinckley?
Hinckley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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