Shepshed Crime Overview

Shepshed is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Shepshed in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 25% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Shepshed is the 355th most dangerous small town, and the 2,323rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Shepshed was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.64 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Shepshed residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Shepshed recorded 4 reports of other crime during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for other crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Shepshed are violence and sexual offences, with 328 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 255 offences and a difference of 5.19 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Shepshed's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Shepshed Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Shepshed This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20114.3012,75312.0316% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.501,1541.09118% safer
Burglary493.494,5134.2622% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1268.968,5018.0210% more dangerous
Drugs181.282,6452.4995% safer
Other Crime161.141,8371.7352% safer
Other Theft624.415,9785.6428% safer
Possession of Weapons110.786370.6023% more dangerous
Public Order966.839,3608.8329% safer
Robbery50.367200.6889% safer
Shoplifting171.212,8482.69122% safer
Theft From the Person20.145390.51264% safer
Vehicle Crime674.776,0445.7019% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32823.3331,03229.2725% safer

Shepshed Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Leicester Forest East29238.8547% safer
Narborough34840.1143% safer
Birstall59743.2832% safer
Lutterworth49447.5520% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.421.4% safer
Sileby55461.447% more dangerous
Barwell57762.468% more dangerous
Syston88662.508% more dangerous
Mountsorrel54463.7110% more dangerous
Earl Shilton70965.1812% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Shepshed

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Shepshed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1414814Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.500.430.280.50Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7779Getting worse
Drugs0.780.571.41.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.921.41.11.1Getting worse
Other Theft674.94.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.640.710.500.78Getting worse
Public Order2.84.64.37Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.360.210.14Safer
Vehicle Crime554.24.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17191823Getting worse

Changes In Shepshed's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Shepshed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Shepshed's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Shepshed East43966First
Shepshed West36549Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+160%-15%+20%+178%+213%+150%+214%+143%+114%
Criminal Damage and Arson+114%--64%+33%+33%+83%+25%+17%-9%-20%
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%
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 towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021