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Crime and Safety in Mountsorrel

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Mountsorrel is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mountsorrel in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mountsorrel is the 380th most dangerous small town, and the 2,337th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Mountsorrel was the worst small town in Leicestershire for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Mountsorrel residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Mountsorrel recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Mountsorrel are violence and sexual offences, with 225 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 0.89% lower than 2020's figure of 227 offences and a difference of 0.23 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Mountsorrel's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Mountsorrel 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Leicestershire

40% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

30% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mountsorrel is 40% lower than the East Midlands and 30% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mountsorrel Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Mountsorrel 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 Mountsorrel

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202159503
202064544
201956480
201850427
201748406
201631268

Crime in Mountsorrel Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Mountsorrel This Year

 MountsorrelLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour687.969,4108.87 11% safer
Bicycle Theft20.231,5101.42 517% safer
Burglary171.993,3523.16 59% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson536.218,9918.48 37% safer
Drugs91.052,9022.74 161% safer
Other Crime171.992,0331.92 3.5% more dangerous
Other Theft718.316,7226.34 24% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.597460.70 19% safer
Public Order657.6111,24410.60 39% safer
Robbery10.126410.60 400% safer
Shoplifting121.412,8092.65 88% safer
Vehicle Crime263.044,8514.57 50% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22526.3536,17434.11 29% safer

Mountsorrel Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birstall56641.0444% safer
Whitwick36442.3239% safer
Broughton Astley41745.2330% safer
Burbage75347.8323% safer
Lutterworth58055.836% safer
Mountsorrel50358.91-
Shepshed87462.175% more dangerous
Sileby56162.225% more dangerous
Earl Shilton74268.2114% more dangerous
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.9915% more dangerous
Barwell67773.2820% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mountsorrel

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Recent Crimes in Mountsorrel

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sileby RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barons WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Little LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawthorn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Danvers RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laurel CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodward CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The HomesteadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watling StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Marigold LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rothley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bulrush CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laurel CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Halstead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Church Hill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near West Cross LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near The QuayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Castle HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mountsorrel Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8798 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.590.820.230.23 Safer
Burglary64.82.82.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson78106 Safer
Drugs0.470.701.21.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.941.02.32.0 Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.33.48 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.120.230.700.59 Getting worse
Public Order3.43.698 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.230.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting2.61.92.11.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime5853.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20232726 Getting worse

Changes In Mountsorrel's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mountsorrel to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Mountsorrel58.91-
Barnet67.0812% more dangerous
Croydon82.4829% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0535% more dangerous
Bristol90.5235% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6455% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+140%+200%+89%-67%+60%--60%-57%+500%
Burglary-89%-+200%-50%+40%-+50%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%-22%+67%-25%+250%+200%+33%+33%+250%-60%
Drugs----------
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%
Shoplifting+400%-50%--33%-----50%-
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 among the top 10 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).

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