Hinckley Crime Overview

Hinckley is the second safest medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hinckley in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hinckley is the 53rd safest medium-sized town, and the 2,518th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Hinckley was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Hinckley residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Hinckley recorded 8 reports of drugs during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Hinckley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,131 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 982 offences and a difference of 3.00 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Hinckley's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 56% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Crime in Hinckley Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Hinckley This Year

 HinckleyLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour3727.4812,75312.0361% safer
Bicycle Theft290.581,1541.0988% safer
Burglary1362.734,5134.2656% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3136.298,5018.0228% safer
Drugs1322.652,6452.496% more dangerous
Other Crime531.071,8371.7362% safer
Other Theft2064.145,9785.6436% safer
Possession of Weapons170.346370.6076% safer
Public Order3006.039,3608.8346% safer
Robbery90.187200.68278% safer
Shoplifting1402.812,8482.694.3% more dangerous
Theft From the Person240.485390.516% safer
Vehicle Crime2474.976,0445.7015% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,13122.7431,03229.2729% safer

Hinckley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,16145.2222% safer
Hinckley2,73755.03-
Coalville2,49460.9210% more dangerous
Melton Mowbray1,87869.1720% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hinckley

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Recent Crimes in Hinckley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Sunnydale CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pentland CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Pentland CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Other theftOn or near St George'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Granville RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The BoroughInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Trinity CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near CloverfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near CloverfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near CloverfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Norwood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hinckley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11877Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.80.780.58Safer
Burglary6562.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6776Safer
Drugs0.761.01.52.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.801.31.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft7754.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.280.460.34Safer
Public Order2.34.44.56Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.260.280.18Safer
Shoplifting4.2652.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.940.580.48Safer
Vehicle Crime9685.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14192023Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Hinckley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hinckley55.03-
Barnet67.7119% more dangerous
Coventry77.4129% more dangerous
Croydon83.2234% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8136% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Hinckley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hinckley Central1,006111First
Hinckley Clarendon Park50182Second
Hinckley East29846Fourth
Hinckley West62662Third

Hinckley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Hinckley for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHinckley West (80)Hinckley Clarendon Park (96)
Bicycle TheftHinckley East (1)Hinckley Clarendon Park (10)
BurglaryHinckley East (15)Hinckley Central (51)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHinckley East (30)Hinckley Central (114)
DrugsHinckley West (13)Hinckley Central (83)
Other CrimeHinckley West (9)Hinckley Central (23)
Other TheftHinckley East (23)Hinckley Central (76)
Possession of WeaponsHinckley East (1)Hinckley Central (9)
Public OrderHinckley East (37)Hinckley Central (120)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hinckley East (1)Hinckley Central (4)
ShopliftingHinckley West (21)Hinckley Central (59)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Hinckley West (1)Hinckley Central (13)
Vehicle CrimeHinckley East (29)Hinckley West (84)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHinckley East (95)Hinckley Central (396)

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 March, when Hinckley saw a 1,000% 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+24%+32%+18%+3%+32%+61%-38%-39%+108%-38%
Bicycle Theft-75%--67%+33%-+300%+300%-50%-+100%
Burglary-52%-48%-27%-86%-70%-43%-41%-32%-68%-65%
Criminal Damage and Arson-3%-61%+28%-+25%-31%+59%-17%+221%-11%
Drugs+1,000%+500%+233%+200%+40%+80%+220%+200%-10%-56%
Other Crime--+120%-57%-+80%--57%+50%-
Other Theft-39%+45%-48%-8%-21%-48%---50%-58%
Possession of Weapons-80%---80%-50%+50%-33%--67%-
Public Order+145%-29%+87%+33%+230%+29%+4%+81%-42%-
Robbery--75%--50%------
Shoplifting-52%-86%-86%-21%-61%-18%-57%-32%-43%+89%
Theft From the Person+67%-80%--50%--+100%+300%+100%-
Vehicle Crime-24%-59%-44%-20%-60%-68%-38%--39%-70%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+5%+57%-2%+54%+3%+67%-6%-16%+15%

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021