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Crime and Safety in Shepshed

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Shepshed is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shepshed in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shepshed is the 333rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,060th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Shepshed was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Shepshed residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Shepshed recorded 12 reports of criminal damage and arson during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.85 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Shepshed are violence and sexual offences, with 404 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 328 offences and a difference of 5.41 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Shepshed's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Shepshed 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Leicestershire

33% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

23% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Shepshed is 33% lower than the East Midlands and 23% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Shepshed Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Shepshed 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 Shepshed

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162874
202057804
201948673
201859836
201753741
201635492

Crime in Shepshed Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Shepshed This Year

 ShepshedLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1057.479,4108.87 19% safer
Bicycle Theft70.501,5101.42 184% safer
Burglary352.493,3523.16 27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1007.118,9918.48 19% safer
Drugs201.422,9022.74 93% safer
Other Crime231.642,0331.92 17% safer
Other Theft725.126,7226.34 24% safer
Possession of Weapons100.717460.70 1.4% more dangerous
Public Order1238.7511,24410.60 21% safer
Robbery50.366410.60 67% safer
Shoplifting161.142,8092.65 132% safer
Theft From the Person50.365600.53 47% safer
Vehicle Crime543.844,8514.57 19% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40428.7436,17434.11 19% safer

Shepshed Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitwick36442.3247% safer
Broughton Astley41745.2337% safer
Burbage75347.8330% safer
Lutterworth58055.8311% safer
Mountsorrel50358.916% safer
Shepshed87462.17-
Sileby56162.220.08% more dangerous
Earl Shilton74268.219% more dangerous
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.9910% more dangerous
Barwell67773.2815% more dangerous
Syston1,05974.7117% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shepshed

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Recent Crimes in Shepshed

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oxley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Field StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Saint Winefride RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Threadcutters WayLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Polden CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Anson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ashby Road EastInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newark CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Swannymote RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Charles Hall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blackbrook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St James RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Saint Winefride RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Saint Botolph RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chatsworth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lansdowne AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Leicester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Shepshed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour148147 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.430.280.500.50 Getting worse
Burglary54.03.52.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7797 Getting worse
Drugs0.571.41.31.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.11.11.6 Getting worse
Other Theft74.94.45 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.500.780.71 Getting worse
Public Order4.64.379 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.210.360.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting81.91.21.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.210.140.36 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime54.24.83.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19182329 Getting worse

Changes In Shepshed's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shepshed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Shepshed62.17-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0531% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Shepshed's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shepshed East49174First
Shepshed West38351Second

Crime in Shepshed During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Shepshed change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Shepshed saw a 500% increase in public order. Shepshed saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Shepshed's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+160%-15%+20%+178%+213%+150%+214%+143%+114%
Burglary-33%--75%+40%-50%-50%+200%-+33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+114%--64%+33%+33%+83%+25%+17%-9%-20%
Drugs+300%--50%-75%-50%--50%+200%--
Other Crime---+100%-----50%-
Other Theft-29%-67%-13%-17%-29%-42%-33%-40%-38%+300%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-+300%-----
Public Order-17%+43%+500%+50%+300%+25%+50%+83%-50%-33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---+200%+50%-25%---50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--60%+200%--+11%+150%-38%-14%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+32%+30%+5%+57%+63%-13%+121%+30%+27%+23%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Shepshed

What police force serves Shepshed?
Shepshed's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.

How dangerous is Shepshed?
Shepshed is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Leicestershire.

What is Shepshed's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Shepshed are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Shepshed?
Shepshed's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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