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Crime and Safety in Leicester Forest East

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Leicester Forest East is among the top 5 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 26th safest overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Leicester Forest East in 2021 was 13 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 503% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Leicester Forest East is the 76th safest small town, and the 1,329th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Leicester Forest East was the worst small town in Leicestershire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Leicester Forest East residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.5 per 1,000 residents. Leicester Forest East recorded 11 reports of other theft during November 2019, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst small town for other theft in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crime in Leicester Forest East is vehicle crime, with 41 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 5. This is 32% lower than 2020's figure of 54 offences and a difference of 1.72 from 2020's crime rate of 7. Leicester Forest East's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Leicester Forest East 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Leicestershire

539% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

492% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Leicester Forest East is 539% lower than the East Midlands and 492% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Leicester Forest East Crime Rate Over Time

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Leicester Forest East Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Leicester Forest East 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 Leicester Forest East

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211397
202016118
201930222
201833245
201727201
201618136

Crime in Leicester Forest East Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Leicester Forest East This Year

 Leicester Forest EastLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60.809,4108.87 1009% safer
Burglary20.273,3523.16 1070% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111.468,9918.48 481% safer
Drugs40.532,9022.74 417% safer
Other Crime30.402,0331.92 380% safer
Other Theft70.936,7226.34 582% safer
Possession of Weapons10.137460.70 438% safer
Public Order111.4611,24410.60 626% safer
Shoplifting40.532,8092.65 400% safer
Theft From the Person20.275600.53 96% safer
Vehicle Crime415.464,8514.57 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences111.4636,17434.11 2236% safer

Leicester Forest East Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Braunstone80.462707% safer
Thurmaston252.44429% safer
Glenfields474.41193% safer
Leicester Forest East9712.91-
Narborough31135.8564% more dangerous
Birstall56641.0469% more dangerous
Whitwick36442.3269% more dangerous
Broughton Astley41745.2371% more dangerous
Burbage75347.8373% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Leicester Forest East

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Recent Crimes in Leicester Forest East

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Leicester Forest East Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.20.531.20.80 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.11.61.11.5 Safer
Drugs0.130.130.930.53 Getting worse
Other Crime0.270.670.130.40 Safer
Other Theft14112.10.93 Safer
Public Order0.400.532.01.5 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.61.61.30.53 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)---0.27 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime131275 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.31.70.931.5 Getting worse

Changes In Leicester Forest East's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Leicester Forest East to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Leicester Forest East12.91-
Barnet67.0881% more dangerous
Croydon82.4884% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0586% more dangerous
Bristol90.5286% more dangerous
Coventry102.2487% more dangerous
Leicester111.5988% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0690% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6490% more dangerous
Bradford132.2890% more dangerous
Leeds150.9491% 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 March, when Leicester Forest East saw a 200% increase in public order. Leicester Forest East saw a large fall in other theft during October, when it fell by 90% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-----67%+100%+100%---
Drugs-----+100%----
Other Theft-----+20%-50%-90%--
Public Order+200%---------
Shoplifting-+200%+100%-------
Vehicle Crime-43%-90%-25%-+50%+88%--9%-86%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-----50%--50%--67%+200%

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 5 safest small towns in Leicestershire.

What is Leicester Forest East's most common crime?
The most common crime in Leicester Forest East is vehicle crime.

What is the least common crime in Leicester Forest East?
Leicester Forest East's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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