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Crime and Safety in Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Loughborough is the most dangerous major town in Leicestershire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Loughborough in 2021 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Loughborough is the 43rd most dangerous major town, and the 703rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Loughborough had the worst crime rate in Leicestershire for drugs, with 218 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Loughborough are violence and sexual offences, with 2,520 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 2,078 offences and a difference of 6.50 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Loughborough's least common crime is theft from the person, with 43 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 9% from 2020's figure of 39 crimes.

Loughborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Leicestershire

12% higher, regional crime rate

East Midlands

19% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Loughborough is 12% higher than the East Midlands and 19% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Loughborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Loughborough 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 Loughborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021946,408
2020845,701
2019946,364
2018986,674
2017835,651
2016755,115

Crime in Loughborough Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Loughborough This Year

 LoughboroughLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86012.669,4108.87 30% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft3625.331,5101.42 73% more dangerous
Burglary2904.273,3523.16 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson68210.048,9918.48 16% more dangerous
Drugs1972.902,9022.74 6% more dangerous
Other Crime1582.332,0331.92 18% more dangerous
Other Theft5287.776,7226.34 18% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons570.847460.70 17% more dangerous
Public Order75811.1511,24410.60 4.9% more dangerous
Robbery480.716410.60 15% more dangerous
Shoplifting4045.952,8092.65 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person430.635600.53 16% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime3615.314,8514.57 14% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,52037.0836,17434.11 8% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Loughborough

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Recent Crimes in Loughborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Maxwell DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kinross CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Epinal WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterside CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Aspen AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Frederick StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dunholme AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Newbon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Paget StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Barnsdale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Durham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lea DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Curzon StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Westfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beacon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Thorpe HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Kinross CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Calke CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Loughborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121413 Safer
Bicycle Theft54.03.25 Getting worse
Burglary10964.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110910 Getting worse
Drugs2.772.12.9 Safer
Other Crime2.01.92.02.3 Getting worse
Other Theft9768 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.790.620.84 Safer
Public Order781011 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.840.870.840.71 Safer
Shoplifting11966 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.30.960.570.63 Safer
Vehicle Crime10975 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26273137 Getting worse

Changes In Loughborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Loughborough to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0841% safer
Croydon82.4814% safer
Sheffield90.054.7% safer
Bristol90.524.2% safer
Loughborough94.30-
Coventry102.248% more dangerous
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6427% more dangerous
Bradford132.2829% more dangerous
Leeds150.9438% more dangerous

Crime in Loughborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Loughborough - University70755Third
Loughborough Lemyngton & Hastings2,116161First
Loughborough Storer & Queen's Park1,655147Second

Crime in Loughborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Loughborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Loughborough saw a 600% increase in robbery. Loughborough saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 93% compared to May in 2019. Loughborough saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including other theft, shoplifting, and vehicle crime.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+53%+17%+12%+47%+27%+12%+31%+14%+4%-22%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%-50%+75%-58%-25%-23%+21%+14%+92%
Burglary-70%-76%-30%+3%-8%+20%--8%-37%-21%
Criminal Damage and Arson+7%-31%-25%+2%-2%-8%+7%-38%+25%-24%
Drugs-50%-84%-93%-29%-14%-85%-8%-27%+78%+60%
Other Crime+29%-41%-9%+138%+29%+13%+86%+25%--8%
Other Theft-30%-40%-34%-9%+129%-20%-19%-16%-33%-38%
Possession of Weapons-67%+33%+100%-40%-63%-33%+300%--75%-
Public Order-29%+24%-41%+63%+38%+60%+32%-+71%+17%
Robbery+50%-60%-86%-86%+600%-+33%-13%+100%-
Shoplifting-64%-12%-46%-6%+71%-47%-38%-24%-32%-50%
Theft From the Person-80%-20%-89%-50%-86%--33%-25%--50%
Vehicle Crime-17%-21%-31%-15%-21%-39%-6%-44%-37%+43%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+20%-2%+30%+40%+37%+17%+2%+8%-2%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Loughborough

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

How dangerous is Loughborough?
Loughborough is the most dangerous major town in Leicestershire.

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

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

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