Syston Crime Overview

Syston is the third most dangerous small town in Leicestershire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Syston in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Syston is the 281st most dangerous small town, and the 1,884th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Syston was the worst small town in Leicestershire for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Syston residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Syston recorded 16 reports of criminal damage and arson during August 2020, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Syston are violence and sexual offences, with 390 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 366 offences and a difference of 1.69 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Syston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 120% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Syston Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Syston This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16011.2912,75312.037% safer
Bicycle Theft50.351,1541.09211% safer
Burglary453.174,5134.2634% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1107.768,5018.023.4% safer
Drugs191.342,6452.4986% safer
Other Crime211.481,8371.7317% safer
Other Theft664.665,9785.6421% safer
Possession of Weapons60.426370.6043% safer
Public Order1148.049,3608.8310% safer
Robbery60.427200.6862% safer
Shoplifting322.262,8482.6919% safer
Theft From the Person80.565390.519% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime644.516,0445.7026% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39027.5131,03229.276% safer

Syston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lutterworth49447.5531% safer
Ashby-de-la-Zouch90256.4211% safer
Shepshed80457.199% safer
Sileby55461.441.7% safer
Barwell57762.460.06% safer
Mountsorrel54463.711.9% more dangerous
Earl Shilton70965.184.1% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Syston

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Syston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1891011Safer
Bicycle Theft0.781.80.780.35Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11778Safer
Drugs0.420.921.51.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.630.991.51.5Getting worse
Other Theft8664.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.070.420.42Getting worse
Public Order3.04.068Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.350.210.42Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.420.070.56Getting worse
Vehicle Crime9674.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15202628Getting worse

Changes In Syston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Syston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Syston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Syston East45461First
Syston West40260Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+140%+150%-19%-15%-31%+45%+27%-40%-67%-7%
Bicycle Theft+100%--------50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-17%-50%+250%+71%+129%+25%+29%-78%-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%
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 third 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021