Whitwick Crime Overview

Whitwick is among the top 5 safest small towns in Leicestershire, and is the 101st safest overall out of Leicestershire's 237 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitwick in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Leicestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 111% lower than the Leicestershire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitwick is the 162nd safest small town, and the 5,641st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Whitwick was the worst small town in Leicestershire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Whitwick residents, when it was Leicestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Whitwick recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for theft from the person in Leicestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitwick are violence and sexual offences, with 121 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 29% higher than 2019's figure of 86 offences and a difference of 4.07 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Whitwick's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Whitwick Compared To Leicestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Whitwick This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour596.8612,75312.0375% safer
Bicycle Theft30.351,1541.09211% safer
Burglary192.214,5134.2693% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson435.008,5018.0260% safer
Drugs101.162,6452.49115% safer
Other Crime131.511,8371.7315% safer
Other Theft182.095,9785.64170% safer
Possession of Weapons20.236370.60161% safer
Public Order343.959,3608.83124% safer
Robbery10.127200.68467% safer
Shoplifting40.472,8482.69472% safer
Vehicle Crime232.676,0445.70113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12114.0731,03229.27108% safer

Whitwick Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burbage48630.8710% safer
Glenfields36033.790.12% safer
Thurmaston34733.800.09% safer
Broughton Astley33536.337% more dangerous
Braunstone65237.4210% more dangerous
Leicester Forest East29238.8513% more dangerous
Narborough34840.1116% more dangerous
Birstall59743.2822% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitwick

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Whitwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour7967Safer
Bicycle Theft0.230.580.580.35Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.874.95Safer
Drugs0.580.230.581.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.581.21.51.5Getting worse
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.350.12-0.23Safer
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.12-0.12No change
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences10111014Getting worse

Changes In Whitwick's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitwick to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
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 Whitwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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 August, when Whitwick saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Whitwick saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 75% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+25%+33%+80%-+600%+500%+250%-33%-67%
Bicycle Theft------+200%---
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-50%+33%+250%-56%+167%-50%+67%-50%-33%
Other Crime----------50%
Other Theft+100%--75%+300%-+200%---50%-
Public Order---+400%+25%-+100%-75%--
Vehicle Crime+300%----75%--+50%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+43%-22%-44%+129%+44%+240%+13%+220%-+60%

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 5 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021