Mountsorrel Crime Overview

Mountsorrel is the second most dangerous small town in Leicestershire, and is the 35th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mountsorrel in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mountsorrel is the 267th most dangerous small town, and the 1,824th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Mountsorrel was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Mountsorrel residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Mountsorrel recorded 7 reports of burglary during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.82 the worst small town for burglary in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Mountsorrel are violence and sexual offences, with 227 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 197 offences and a difference of 3.51 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Mountsorrel's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Mountsorrel Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Mountsorrel This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour758.7812,75312.0337% safer
Bicycle Theft20.231,1541.09374% safer
Burglary242.814,5134.2652% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson849.848,5018.0218% more dangerous
Drugs101.172,6452.49113% safer
Other Crime202.341,8371.7326% more dangerous
Other Theft293.405,9785.6466% safer
Possession of Weapons60.706370.6014% more dangerous
Public Order748.679,3608.831.8% safer
Robbery10.127200.68467% safer
Shoplifting182.112,8482.6927% safer
Theft From the Person30.355390.5146% safer
Vehicle Crime465.396,0445.706% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22726.5831,03229.2710% safer

Mountsorrel Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.4213% safer
Shepshed80457.1911% safer
Sileby55461.443.7% safer
Barwell57762.462.0% safer
Syston88662.501.9% safer
Earl Shilton70965.182.3% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mountsorrel

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Mountsorrel Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour10879Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.590.820.23Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson77810Getting worse
Drugs0.590.470.701.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.350.941.02.3Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.350.120.230.70Getting worse
Public Order2.03.43.69Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.230.350.35Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6585Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16202327Getting worse

Changes In Mountsorrel's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mountsorrel to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Mountsorrel During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mountsorrel change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Mountsorrel saw a 800% increase in public order. Mountsorrel saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 90% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+140%+200%+89%-67%+60%--60%-57%+500%
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-22%+67%-25%+250%+200%+33%+33%+250%-60%
Other Crime+100%-+200%+200%+100%-----
Other Theft--33%-50%+100%-60%-67%+600%+50%-+50%
Public Order-25%+233%+125%+33%+150%-+167%+800%+200%+67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+80%-71%+25%+150%+67%-90%+50%-71%+50%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-21%+31%+44%+138%+25%+92%+7%+10%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mountsorrel

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021