Thurmaston Crime Overview

Thurmaston is the third safest small town in Leicestershire, and is the 100th safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thurmaston in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 112% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thurmaston is the 161st safest small town, and the 5,642nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Thurmaston was the worst small town in Leicestershire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Thurmaston residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Thurmaston recorded 8 reports of vehicle crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Thurmaston are violence and sexual offences, with 131 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 115 offences and a difference of 1.56 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Thurmaston's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Thurmaston Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Thurmaston This Year

 ThurmastonLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour484.6812,75312.03157% safer
Bicycle Theft20.191,1541.09474% safer
Burglary232.244,5134.2690% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson302.928,5018.02175% safer
Drugs30.292,6452.49759% safer
Other Crime90.881,8371.7397% safer
Other Theft272.635,9785.64114% safer
Possession of Weapons30.296370.60107% safer
Public Order464.489,3608.8397% safer
Robbery10.107200.68580% safer
Shoplifting363.512,8482.6923% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.295390.5176% safer
Vehicle Crime333.216,0445.7078% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13112.7631,03229.27129% safer

Thurmaston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage48630.879% safer
Glenfields36033.790.03% safer
Thurmaston34733.80-
Whitwick29133.830.09% more dangerous
Broughton Astley33536.337% more dangerous
Braunstone65237.4210% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East29238.8513% more dangerous
Narborough34840.1116% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thurmaston

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Thurmaston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour64.43.44.7Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.491.30.490.19Safer
Burglary3.42.41.82.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.63.53.92.9Safer
Drugs-0.290.970.29Safer
Other Crime0.580.580.780.88Getting worse
Other Theft2.52.73.22.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.290.29Getting worse
Public Order1.83.33.34.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.190.100.10Safer
Shoplifting101063.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.580.190.29Safer
Vehicle Crime4.32.74.63.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9121113Getting worse

Changes In Thurmaston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thurmaston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Thurmaston33.80-
Barnet67.7150% more dangerous
Coventry77.4156% more dangerous
Croydon83.2259% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4465% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Thurmaston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Thurmaston64963First

Crime in Thurmaston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thurmaston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Thurmaston saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Thurmaston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+125%-20%+1,000%+200%--40%-33%-33%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-+100%+100%+50%+300%-50%-67%+100%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-40%-33%-67%-33%-86%-+200%+33%-
Drugs---86%-------
Other Crime-+100%--------
Other Theft-83%+200%---75%+150%+100%+200%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+150%-50%+150%+600%-50%-20%-50%+50%+25%-
Shoplifting-86%-75%-75%--80%-67%-50%+50%-83%-25%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-25%+300%--50%--80%-80%-+75%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--58%+70%-6%+36%-25%+117%+30%-13%+13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thurmaston

What police force serves Thurmaston?
Thurmaston's local territorial police force is the Leicestershire Police.
How dangerous is Thurmaston?
Thurmaston is the third safest small town in Leicestershire.
What is Thurmaston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Thurmaston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Thurmaston?
Thurmaston's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021