Lincolnshire Crime Statistics

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Lincolnshire is the 21st most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Lincolnshire in 2021 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 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 Gainsborough, and Grimsby 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.

Lincolnshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Lincolnshire represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Lincolnshire Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour24,31122.24
Bicycle Theft1,2621.15
Criminal Damage and Arson10,0089.16
Other Crime2,2762.08
Other Theft5,9605.45
Possession of Weapons6870.63
Public Order8,6617.92
Theft From the Person2850.26
Vehicle Crime3,2722.99
Violence and Sexual Offences36,81933.68

Lincolnshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Lincolnshire
Barton-upon-Humber69960 26% safer
Boston3,661100 25% more dangerous
Bottesford60.56 13332% safer
Bourne70441 85% safer
Cleethorpes3,11981 8% more dangerous
Gainsborough2,884138 45% more dangerous
Grantham3,75284 11% more dangerous
Grimsby11,686132 43% more dangerous
Holbeach63959 28% safer
Immingham72573 2.6% safer
Lincoln12,525118 36% more dangerous
Louth1,25872 4.1% safer
Mablethorpe and Sutton95976 0.91% more dangerous
North Hykeham73245 68% safer
Scunthorpe8,656104 27% more dangerous
Skegness3,186156 52% more dangerous
Sleaford1,20962 22% safer
Spalding2,59273 3.5% safer
Stamford1,09753 42% safer

Crime Trends in Lincolnshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22172522 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1. Safer
Burglary7654.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101099 Safer
Drugs2. Safer
Other Crime1. Getting worse
Other Theft7755 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.670.760.690.63 Safer
Public Order5888 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.590.650.440.46 Safer
Shoplifting9965 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.550.280.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime4. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26353234 Getting worse
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