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Crime and Safety in Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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Market Harborough is the safest medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 73rd most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Market Harborough in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Market Harborough is the 39th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,293rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Market Harborough was the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() in Leicestershire for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Market Harborough residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous MediumTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Market Harborough recorded 34 reports of criminal damage and arson during April 2021, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst MediumTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Market Harborough are violence and sexual offences, with 516 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 437 offences and a difference of 3.08 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Market Harborough's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Market Harborough 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Leicestershire

64% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

48% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Market Harborough is 64% lower than the East Midlands and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Market Harborough Crime Rate Over Time

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Market Harborough Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Market Harborough represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Market Harborough

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021491,267
2020461,174
2019601,538
2018591,503
2017541,383
2016461,183

Crime in Market Harborough Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Market Harborough This Year

 Market HarboroughLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1977.679,4108.87 16% safer
Bicycle Theft120.471,5101.42 202% safer
Burglary421.643,3523.16 93% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1576.128,9918.48 39% safer
Drugs511.992,9012.74 38% safer
Other Crime230.902,0331.92 113% safer
Other Theft1164.526,7226.34 40% safer
Possession of Weapons70.277460.70 159% safer
Public Order1646.3911,24010.60 66% safer
Robbery30.126410.60 400% safer
Shoplifting1044.052,8092.65 35% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.275600.53 96% safer
Vehicle Crime652.534,8514.57 81% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51620.1036,16734.11 70% safer

Market Harborough Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,26749.35-
Hinckley2,55751.414.0% more dangerous
Coalville2,70266.0125% more dangerous
Melton Mowbray1,98373.0432% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Market Harborough

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Recent Crimes in Market Harborough

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rugby CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rockingham RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clipston StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walcot RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Factory LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Andrew Macdonald CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bath StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rhodes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Adam And Eve StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Northampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lathkill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coventry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Gunnsbrook CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dunmore RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Summers WayLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near De Lisle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lathkill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Market Harborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour97108 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.40.900.47 Safer
Burglary553.61.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.554.56 Getting worse
Drugs1.11.11.12.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.470.860.90 Safer
Other Theft764.14.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.310.190.27 Safer
Public Order3.34.54.86 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.660.430.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting161354.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.780.350.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.04.62.82.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13171720 Getting worse

Changes In Market Harborough's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Market Harborough's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Burford Green5---514.1
Welland Park1125-1584.7

Comparing Market Harborough to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9324% safer
Market Harborough49.35-
Birmingham49.600.50% more dangerous
Barnet67.0826% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0345% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0660% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Market Harborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Market Harborough Central61289First
Market Harborough South & Little Bowden47950Second

Crime in Market Harborough During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Market Harborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Market Harborough saw a 500% increase in drugs. Market Harborough saw a large fall in vehicle crime during December, when it fell by 89% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-6%+63%+43%+139%+40%+50%+7%+19%+163%+200%
Bicycle Theft-+200%-33%--57%-80%-67%+150%--86%
Burglary--50%+17%-84%+13%-30%-50%+50%+144%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson--25%-25%-36%-7%+11%+13%-40%-27%+24%
Drugs--50%-50%-75%-33%-60%-+400%+200%+500%
Other Crime--+200%-+200%+300%+200%---
Other Theft--46%-22%-71%+9%+18%+15%-25%-27%-62%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+83%-36%+33%-38%+20%+10%+29%+10%+11%
Robbery---------67%-
Shoplifting-+28%-68%-79%-82%-73%-65%-61%-84%-50%
Theft From the Person----67%---75%---
Vehicle Crime-60%-14%-50%-70%-+25%-67%-38%-38%-89%
Violence and Sexual Offences--13%-7%+2%-+96%+2%+38%+16%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Market Harborough

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

How dangerous is Market Harborough?
Market Harborough is the safest medium-sized town in Leicestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Market Harborough?
Market Harborough's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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