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Crime and Safety in Syston, Leicestershire

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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.

Syston 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Leicestershire

10% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

2.3% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Syston Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Syston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021751,059
202062886
201963887
201853755
201763889
201656796

Crime in Syston Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Syston This Year

 SystonLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15911.229,4108.87 21% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft211.481,5101.42 4.1% more dangerous
Burglary261.833,3523.16 73% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson976.848,9918.48 24% safer
Drugs181.272,9022.74 116% safer
Other Crime231.622,0331.92 19% safer
Other Theft584.096,7226.34 55% safer
Possession of Weapons50.357460.70 100% safer
Public Order1268.8911,24410.60 19% safer
Robbery50.356410.60 71% safer
Shoplifting17712.492,8092.65 79% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.285600.53 89% safer
Vehicle Crime473.324,8514.57 38% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45231.8936,17434.11 7% safer

Syston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Shepshed87462.1720% safer
Sileby56162.2220% safer
Earl Shilton74268.2110% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch1,10368.998% safer
Barwell67773.282.0% safer
Syston1,05974.71-

Crime Over Time in Syston

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Recent Crimes in Syston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson StreetFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chatsworth DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near NorthfieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Lodge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heron WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holmdale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Exton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dudley Whenham CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brighton AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oliver CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Exton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A46Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Syston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9101111 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.80.780.351.5 Getting worse
Burglary653.21.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7787 Safer
Drugs0.921.51.31.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.991.51.51.6 Getting worse
Other Theft664.74.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.070.420.420.35 Safer
Public Order4.0689 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.210.420.35 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.81.82.312 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.070.560.28 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime674.53.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20262832 Getting worse

Changes In Syston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Syston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0811% safer
Syston74.71-
Croydon82.489% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0517% more dangerous
Bristol90.5217% more dangerous
Coventry102.2427% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6442% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Syston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Syston East58278First
Syston West45768Second

Crime in Syston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+140%+150%-19%-15%-31%+45%+27%-40%-67%-7%
Bicycle Theft+100%--------50%-
Burglary-14%-67%---83%-50%-70%--50%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-17%-50%+250%+71%+129%+25%+29%-78%-25%
Drugs+100%-75%--33%+50%-----25%
Other Crime-67%-+100%--+200%-33%--+100%
Other Theft-25%-33%--71%-33%-25%-60%+60%-17%-17%
Public Order+83%-+50%+100%+50%+75%+56%+33%+29%+50%
Robbery--+100%-------
Shoplifting--+100%---86%-25%-+300%+800%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+50%+133%-90%-57%-93%-60%-60%--50%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%+73%+81%+36%-9%+18%+31%+12%-13%+42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Syston

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

How dangerous is Syston?
Syston is the most dangerous small town in Leicestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Syston?
Syston's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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