Market Harborough Crime Overview

Market Harborough is the safest medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 83rd most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Market Harborough in 2020 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 58% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Market Harborough is the 28th safest medium-sized town, and the 3,610th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Market Harborough was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Market Harborough residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 0.86 per 1,000 residents. Market Harborough recorded 1 report of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Market Harborough are violence and sexual offences, with 431 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 1.9% higher than 2019's figure of 423 offences and a difference of 0.31 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Market Harborough's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 267% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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See how Market Harborough shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Market Harborough and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Market Harborough Compared To Leicestershire

Summary of Crimes in Market Harborough This Year

 Market HarboroughLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2559.9312,75312.0321% safer
Bicycle Theft230.901,1541.0921% safer
Burglary923.584,5134.2619% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1094.258,5018.0289% safer
Drugs291.132,6452.49120% safer
Other Crime220.861,8371.73101% safer
Other Theft1064.135,9785.6437% safer
Possession of Weapons50.196370.60216% safer
Public Order1224.759,3608.8386% safer
Robbery30.127200.68467% safer
Shoplifting1395.412,8482.6950% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.355390.5146% safer
Vehicle Crime712.776,0445.70106% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43116.7931,03229.2774% safer

Market Harborough Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,16145.22-
Hinckley2,73755.0318% more dangerous
Coalville2,49460.9226% more dangerous
Melton Mowbray1,87869.1735% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Market Harborough

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Market Harborough Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour119710Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson64.554.2Safer
Drugs0.471.11.11.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.20.470.86Safer
Other Theft5764.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.430.310.19Safer
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.620.430.12Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.701.00.780.35Safer
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences12131617Getting 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 2020.

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
Market Harborough45.22-
Barnet67.7133% more dangerous
Coventry77.4142% more dangerous
Croydon83.2246% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2148% more dangerous
Leicester97.4454% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2858% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Market Harborough's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Market Harborough Central50073First
Market Harborough South & Little Bowden42644Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-6%+63%+43%+139%+47%+38%+7%+19%+150%+200%
Bicycle Theft-+200%-33%--57%-80%-67%+150%--86%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-25%-36%-20%---40%-27%+24%
Other Crime--+200%-+200%+300%+200%---
Other Theft--46%-22%-71%+9%+18%+25%-25%-27%-62%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+83%-36%+45%-38%+20%+10%+29%+10%+11%
Theft From the Person----67%---75%---
Vehicle Crime-60%-14%-50%-70%-+25%-67%-29%-42%-89%
Violence and Sexual Offences--13%-10%+2%-+79%+2%+33%+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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021