Syston is the most dangerous small towns in Leicestershire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Syston in 2021 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.2% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Syston is the 213rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,326th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Syston was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Syston residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 19 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Syston recorded 4 reports of drugs during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for drugs in Leicestershire that month.
The most common crimes in Syston are violence and sexual offences, with 452 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 390 offences and a difference of 4.38 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Syston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.
Small Towns, Leicestershire
10% lower, regional crime rate
2.3% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Syston is 10% lower than the East Midlands and 2.3% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Syston 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||159||11.22||9,410||8.87||21% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||21||1.48||1,510||1.42||4.1% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||97||6.84||8,991||8.48||24% safer|
|Other Crime||23||1.62||2,033||1.92||19% safer|
|Other Theft||58||4.09||6,722||6.34||55% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||5||0.35||746||0.70||100% safer|
|Public Order||126||8.89||11,244||10.60||19% safer|
|Shoplifting||177||12.49||2,809||2.65||79% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.28||560||0.53||89% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||47||3.32||4,851||4.57||38% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||452||31.89||36,174||34.11||7% safer|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nelson Street||Formal action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Chatsworth Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Northfields||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Lodge Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near College Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Heron Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Holmdale Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Exton Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Dudley Whenham Close||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Brighton Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Station Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Oliver Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Exton Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near A46||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Church Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||1.8||0.78||0.35||1.5||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||7||8||7||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.99||1.5||1.5||1.6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.07||0.42||0.42||0.35||Safer|
|Public Order||4.0||6||8||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.35||0.21||0.42||0.35||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.42||0.07||0.56||0.28||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||20||26||28||32||Getting worse|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||9% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||17% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||17% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||27% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||33% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||39% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||42% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||44% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||51% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Syston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Syston saw a 800% increase in shoplifting. Syston saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+50%||-17%||-50%||+250%||+71%||+129%||+25%||+29%||-78%||-25%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-26%||+73%||+81%||+36%||-9%||+18%||+31%||+12%||-13%||+42%|