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Crime and Safety in Whitwick

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Whitwick is among the top 10 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of Leicestershire's 230 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitwick in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 78 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitwick is the 225th safest small town, and the 4,349th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Whitwick was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Whitwick residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Whitwick recorded 6 reports of vehicle crime during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.70 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitwick are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 13% lower than 2020's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 2.56 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Whitwick's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Whitwick 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Leicestershire

95% lower, regional crime rate

East Midlands

81% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Whitwick is 95% lower than the East Midlands and 81% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Whitwick Crime Rate Over Time

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Whitwick Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Whitwick 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 Whitwick

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142364
202054462
201944379
201845387
201749421
201634294

Crime in Whitwick Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Whitwick This Year

 WhitwickLeicestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour637.329,4108.87 21% safer
Bicycle Theft50.581,5101.42 145% safer
Burglary182.093,3523.16 51% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson374.308,9918.48 97% safer
Drugs91.052,9022.74 161% safer
Other Crime80.932,0331.92 106% safer
Other Theft343.956,7226.34 61% safer
Possession of Weapons30.357460.70 100% safer
Public Order445.1211,24410.60 107% safer
Robbery10.126410.60 400% safer
Shoplifting10.122,8092.65 2108% safer
Vehicle Crime303.494,8514.57 31% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17420.2336,17434.11 69% safer

Whitwick Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Thurmaston252.441634% safer
Glenfields474.41860% safer
Leicester Forest East9712.91228% safer
Narborough31135.8518% safer
Birstall56641.043.1% safer
Whitwick36442.32-
Broughton Astley41745.236% more dangerous
Burbage75347.8312% more dangerous
Lutterworth58055.8324% more dangerous
Mountsorrel50358.9128% more dangerous
Shepshed87462.1732% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitwick

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Recent Crimes in Whitwick

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Silver StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Briers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near School LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bonchurch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weaver CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Howe CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Barnard'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bonchurch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near CragdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Birch AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elsdon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Barnard'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Tressall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hogarth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Perran AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Barnard'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Elsdon CloseFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Bridge MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Whitwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12797 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.700.810.350.58No change
Burglary2.93.83.42.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9674.3 Safer
Drugs0.350.811.41.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.72.10.93 Safer
Other Theft4.44.43.84.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.12-0.470.35 Getting worse
Public Order2.84.085 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.12-0.230.12No change
Shoplifting1.40.580.470.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime53.73.63.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16182320 Getting worse

Changes In Whitwick's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitwick to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Whitwick42.32-
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0553% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2459% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Whitwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Whitwick35251First

Crime in Whitwick During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Whitwick change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Whitwick saw a 900% increase in public order. Whitwick saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+40%+100%+125%+50%-+167%+75%+233%-25%-
Bicycle Theft------+200%---
Burglary+200%--75%--50%-80%+50%+250%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-25%+67%+100%-50%+175%-43%+50%--
Drugs-------+200%--
Other Crime----+300%-----50%
Other Theft-25%+200%-75%+67%--50%+100%-40%-33%+100%
Public Order+300%+100%+900%+900%+75%-+67%+20%-+100%
Shoplifting-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime+300%-+100%--50%--+150%-75%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%-62%+55%+150%+64%+167%+17%+267%+9%+31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Whitwick

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

How dangerous is Whitwick?
Whitwick is among the top 10 safest small town in Leicestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Whitwick?
Whitwick's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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