Sileby Crime Overview

Sileby is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 41st most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sileby in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sileby is the 297th most dangerous small town, and the 1,976th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Sileby was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.44 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Sileby residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Sileby recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Sileby are violence and sexual offences, with 287 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 252 offences and a difference of 3.88 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Sileby's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 700% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Sileby Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Sileby This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12213.5312,75312.0311% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.221,1541.09395% safer
Burglary333.664,5134.2616% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson697.658,5018.024.8% safer
Drugs80.892,6452.49180% safer
Other Crime161.771,8371.732.3% more dangerous
Other Theft293.225,9785.6475% safer
Possession of Weapons50.556370.609% safer
Public Order697.659,3608.8315% safer
Robbery10.117200.68518% safer
Shoplifting131.442,8482.6987% safer
Theft From the Person20.225390.51132% safer
Vehicle Crime202.226,0445.70157% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28731.8331,03229.278% more dangerous

Sileby Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Narborough34840.1153% safer
Birstall59743.2842% safer
Lutterworth49447.5529% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.429% safer
Shepshed80457.197% safer
Barwell57762.461.6% more dangerous
Syston88662.501.7% more dangerous
Mountsorrel54463.713.6% more dangerous
Earl Shilton70965.186% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sileby

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Sileby Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour19181114Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.440.550.22Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71478Safer
Drugs0.330.551.20.89Getting worse
Other Crime0.331.61.11.8Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.110.220.780.55Getting worse
Public Order2.1688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.550.890.11Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime3.4862.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222832Getting worse

Changes In Sileby's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Sileby's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Sileby that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sileby Memorial Park2--1221.6

Comparing Sileby to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.719% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8128% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Sileby's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Sileby During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sileby change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Sileby saw a 400% increase in other theft. Sileby saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+44%+14%+63%+114%+18%+63%+25%+100%+20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%+75%-67%+100%-38%--40%+60%+100%-17%
Other Crime+200%---+100%-----50%
Other Theft-33%-25%-83%--33%-88%+33%+100%-+400%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%+50%+100%+14%-20%-33%-38%-25%+17%+133%
Vehicle Crime--86%+50%---33%-86%-80%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+44%+26%+38%+48%+10%-40%+15%+25%-18%+30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sileby

What police force serves Sileby?
Sileby's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Sileby?
Sileby is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire.
What is Sileby's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Sileby are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sileby?
Sileby's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021