Leicester Forest East Crime Overview

Leicester Forest East is among the top 10 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 110th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Leicester Forest East in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Leicester Forest East is the 230th safest small town, and the 4,623rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Leicester Forest East was the worst small town in Leicestershire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Leicester Forest East residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 2.3 per 1,000 residents. Leicester Forest East recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Leicester Forest East are violence and sexual offences, with 85 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 74 offences and a difference of 1.46 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Leicester Forest East's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Leicester Forest East This Year

 Leicester Forest EastLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour314.1212,75312.03192% safer
Burglary111.464,5134.26192% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson192.538,5018.02217% safer
Drugs91.202,6452.49108% safer
Other Crime70.931,8371.7386% safer
Other Theft293.865,9785.6446% safer
Possession of Weapons10.136370.60362% safer
Public Order354.669,3608.8389% safer
Robbery20.277200.68152% safer
Shoplifting121.602,8482.6968% safer
Theft From the Person20.275390.5189% safer
Vehicle Crime8010.646,0445.7046% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences8511.3131,03229.27159% safer

Crime in Leicester Forest East Compared To Leicestershire

Leicester Forest East Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Glenfields36033.7915% safer
Thurmaston34733.8015% safer
Whitwick29133.8315% safer
Broughton Astley33536.337% safer
Braunstone65237.423.8% safer
Leicester Forest East29238.85-
Narborough34840.113.1% more dangerous
Birstall59743.2810% more dangerous
Lutterworth49447.5518% more dangerous
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.4231% more dangerous
Shepshed80457.1932% more dangerous

Leicester Forest East Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour64.51.74.1Getting worse
Burglary64.42.01.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.03.72.5Safer
Drugs0.530.400.401.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.50.931.50.93Safer
Other Theft1515123.9Safer
Possession of Weapons--0.130.13No change
Public Order1.21.72.14.7Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.530.130.27Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.02.31.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.270.270.27No change
Vehicle Crime13161611Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences661011Getting worse

Changes In Leicester Forest East's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Leicester Forest East to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Leicester Forest East38.85-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Leicester Forest East During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Leicester Forest East change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Leicester Forest East saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Leicester Forest East saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%--50%+100%+300%-+400%+300%-+300%
Burglary+100%------50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-+200%--60%-+300%--+100%
Drugs-----+100%----
Other Crime---33%-------
Other Theft-80%-88%-91%--83%+17%--73%--
Public Order+100%---+50%-33%--+400%-50%
Shoplifting-+50%+100%-----50%--
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-57%-92%+11%-+100%+89%+14%-7%-71%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences+133%-50%+40%--40%+17%+20%-88%+200%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Leicester Forest East

What police force serves Leicester Forest East?
Leicester Forest East's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Leicester Forest East?
Leicester Forest East is among the top 10 safest small towns in Leicestershire.
What is Leicester Forest East's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Leicester Forest East are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Leicester Forest East?
Leicester Forest East's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021