Crime in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Lincolnshire in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Lincolnshire's larger towns and cities, Skegness is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Grimsby, and Gainsborough comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Lincolnshire, starting with Bottesford which ranks as the safest area in Lincolnshire, followed up by Bourne in second place, and North Hykeham in third place.

Crime Map of Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour26,90124.61
Bicycle Theft1,4041.28
Burglary5,6665.18
Criminal Damage and Arson10,0439.19
Drugs2,3542.15
Other Crime2,2752.08
Other Theft5,9095.41
Possession of Weapons7530.69
Public Order8,4147.70
Robbery4840.44
Shoplifting6,0145.50
Theft From the Person3010.28
Vehicle Crime3,7023.39
Violence and Sexual Offences34,66031.71

Lincolnshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lincolnshire
Barton-upon-Humber6925926% safer
Boston3,78110327% more dangerous
Bottesford17116368% safer
Bourne7714568% safer
Cleethorpes3,166839% more dangerous
Gainsborough2,62912640% more dangerous
Grantham3,598817% more dangerous
Grimsby11,64513243% more dangerous
Holbeach5945537% safer
Immingham6726810% safer
Lincoln12,67211937% more dangerous
Louth1,290741.2% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton915723.5% safer
North Hykeham8225049% safer
Scunthorpe8,1919823% more dangerous
Skegness2,93814448% more dangerous
Sleaford1,1505927% safer
Spalding2,623742.0% safer
Stamford1,2346026% safer

Crime Trends in Lincolnshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25221725Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.51.51.3Safer
Burglary7765Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson910109Safer
Drugs1.92.02.22.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.82.12.1Getting worse
Other Theft7775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.670.760.69Getting worse
Public Order2.6588Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.590.650.44Safer
Shoplifting8996Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.480.550.28Safer
Vehicle Crime54.64.83.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18263532Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021