Melton Mowbray Crime Overview

Melton Mowbray is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Leicestershire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Melton Mowbray in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.4% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Melton Mowbray is the 91st safest medium-sized town, and the 1,463rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Melton Mowbray was the worst medium-sized town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Melton Mowbray residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 27 crimes at a rate of 0.99 per 1,000 residents. Melton Mowbray recorded 14 reports of drugs during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Melton Mowbray are violence and sexual offences, with 799 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 738 offences and a difference of 2.25 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Melton Mowbray's least common crime is robbery, with 11 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 9% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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Crime in Melton Mowbray Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Melton Mowbray This Year

 Melton MowbrayLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30411.2012,75312.037% safer
Bicycle Theft240.881,1541.0924% safer
Burglary863.174,5134.2634% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2378.738,5018.028% more dangerous
Drugs1083.982,6452.4937% more dangerous
Other Crime481.771,8371.732.3% more dangerous
Other Theft1726.345,9785.6411% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.486370.6025% safer
Public Order2037.489,3608.8318% safer
Robbery110.417200.6866% safer
Shoplifting853.132,8482.6914% more dangerous
Theft From the Person120.445390.5116% safer
Vehicle Crime802.956,0445.7093% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences79929.4331,03229.270.54% more dangerous

Melton Mowbray Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,16145.2253% safer
Hinckley2,73755.0326% safer
Coalville2,49460.9214% safer
Melton Mowbray1,87869.17-

Crime Over Time in Melton Mowbray

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Recent Crimes in Melton Mowbray

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Gilpin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near St John'S DriveLocal resolution
August 2021Public orderOn or near Yew Tree CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Yew Tree CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew Tree CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bayswater RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Wycliffe AvenueLocal resolution
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mansion House GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Laura Davies CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Stafford AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Stafford AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beckmill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Beckmill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Beckmill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beckmill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beckmill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Kennet WayLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petersfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Regent PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Regent PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Melton Mowbray Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1111911Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.661.10.960.88Safer
Burglary753.73.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson810109Safer
Drugs0.771.01.54.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.51.51.8Getting worse
Other Theft9796Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.590.590.48Safer
Public Order3.34.377Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.410.440.41Safer
Shoplifting9104.43.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.880.740.370.44Safer
Vehicle Crime64.663.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18262729Getting worse

Changes In Melton Mowbray's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Melton Mowbray to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.712.2% safer
Melton Mowbray69.17-
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2217% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8119% more dangerous
Bristol86.2120% more dangerous
Leicester97.4429% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Melton Mowbray's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Melton Mowbray North41746Second
Melton Mowbray South71982First

Crime in Melton Mowbray During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Melton Mowbray change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Melton Mowbray saw a 1,200% increase in drugs. Melton Mowbray saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+278%+100%-7%+120%+17%-3%+9%-14%+38%-61%
Bicycle Theft-50%--80%+600%-33%+33%-60%+50%--
Burglary+33%-+50%-33%+100%+11%+40%-33%-36%-54%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%+30%-39%--5%+5%+17%+17%-50%-41%
Drugs-+1,200%+667%+900%+150%+100%-50%+33%+67%+17%
Other Crime-+100%+300%+33%--20%+150%-75%+100%+50%
Other Theft-42%-64%-67%-73%-54%-6%+6%+62%-7%+133%
Possession of Weapons----50%-+300%----75%
Public Order-41%+15%+90%+93%+286%-39%-+27%--6%
Robbery-67%----+100%-50%---
Shoplifting-11%-+25%--82%-67%-50%-50%+20%-43%
Theft From the Person-50%----+100%----
Vehicle Crime+14%-81%-92%-25%-50%-50%-64%-57%+18%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-24%+24%+22%+42%+3%+44%+4%+4%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Melton Mowbray

What police force serves Melton Mowbray?
Melton Mowbray's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Melton Mowbray?
Melton Mowbray is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Leicestershire.
What is Melton Mowbray's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Melton Mowbray are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Melton Mowbray?
Melton Mowbray's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021