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Crime and Safety in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Melton Mowbray is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Leicestershire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Melton Mowbray in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Melton Mowbray is the 93rd safest medium-sized town, and the 1,399th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, 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. November 2021 was also a bad month for Melton Mowbray residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Melton Mowbray recorded 24 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.88 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Melton Mowbray are violence and sexual offences, with 825 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 3.2% higher than 2020's figure of 799 offences and a difference of 0.96 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Melton Mowbray's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 22% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Melton Mowbray 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Leicestershire

13% lower, regional crime rate

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4.6% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Melton Mowbray is 13% lower than the East Midlands and 4.6% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Melton Mowbray Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Melton Mowbray 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 Melton Mowbray

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021731,984
2020691,878
2019721,963
2018731,970
2017661,797
2016521,415

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 Behaviour29010.689,4108.87 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft160.591,5101.42 141% safer
Burglary742.733,3523.16 16% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson28110.358,9918.48 18% more dangerous
Drugs792.912,9022.74 6% more dangerous
Other Crime461.692,0331.92 14% safer
Other Theft1696.226,7226.34 1.9% safer
Possession of Weapons270.997460.70 29% more dangerous
Public Order2519.2511,24410.60 15% safer
Robbery90.336410.60 82% safer
Shoplifting1304.792,8092.65 45% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.415600.53 29% safer
Vehicle Crime662.434,8514.57 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences82530.3936,17434.11 12% safer

Melton Mowbray Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Market Harborough1,26749.3548% safer
Hinckley2,55751.4142% safer
Coalville2,70266.0111% safer
Melton Mowbray1,98473.08-

Crime Over Time in Melton Mowbray

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Recent Crimes in Melton Mowbray

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fleming DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goodriche StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Highfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blakeney CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Asfordby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bentley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sysonby StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Branston CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Valiant WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Meynell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Brampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kennet WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Melton Mowbray Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1191111 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.960.880.59 Safer
Burglary53.73.22.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010910 Getting worse
Drugs1.01.54.02.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.51.81.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7966 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.590.480.99 Getting worse
Public Order4.3779 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.410.440.410.33 Safer
Shoplifting104.43.14.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.740.370.440.41 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.663.02.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26272930 Getting worse

Changes In Melton Mowbray's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Melton Mowbray to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.089% safer
Melton Mowbray73.08-
Croydon82.4811% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0519% more dangerous
Bristol90.5219% more dangerous
Coventry102.2429% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6444% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Melton Mowbray's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Melton Mowbray North46952Second
Melton Mowbray South80992First

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).

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